Nightclub violence continues with shooting

The long-running issue of violence outside nightclubs has resurfaced with a shooting outside a downtown venue Sunday morning that wounded two people.

Two people were shot and injured outside Lot 46 at 46 Geary St., located about a block east of Union Square, around 1:53 a.m., Police Department spokesman Officer Eric Chiang said Monday.

Police said the pair refused to help officers find the attacker and numerous witnesses offered vague descriptions of the shooter.

A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh and a 27-year-old man was shot twice in his hip, police said.

The shooting incident was likely the result of a dispute that spilled outside from the nightclub, Chiang said.

Before shots were fired, a “large fight” occurred outside the venue, police said.

Police said the incident was not gang-related, and they have no description of the shooter.

Witnesses told officers they did not have a clear view of the shooter, Chiang said.

“People just all heard the same things — gunshots,” he said.

After the shooting, friends drove the injured pair to San Francisco General Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries.

Meanwhile, the victims refused to cooperate with police, Chiang said, and the investigation is ongoing.

The violence around nightclubs in The City has reached a fever pitch this year, with high-­profile incidents such as the slaying of a German tourist outside an unregulated party for high school students.

The violence has led to numerous calls from San Francisco officials to curb the incidents, including legislation from Board of Supervisors President David Chiu that now requires promoters to register with The City.

Mayor Gavin Newsom asked the Police Department to come up with a proposal in response to the ­violence.

The recommendations included clubs installing security cameras and metal detectors, adding outside lighting and using identification scanners to check every patron who enters the venue.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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