Police make arrests in Tenderloin shooting of eight victims

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San Francisco police made two arrests Monday in the shootings of eight people in the Tenderloin on Sunday.

Late Monday afternoon, investigators from San Francisco, working with Emeryville Police Department, arrested in Emeryville Curtis Warren, 25, and Verle Jones, 24, both of San Francisco in connection with the shooting at Turk and Taylor streets Sunday night.

About 8:52 p.m. that night, an argument occurred among several men who may have been playing dice, according to police. One of the men then went over to what police say now was a silver Volkswagen Jetta and pulled a handgun out of the vehicle and opened fire, striking at least eight victims, before fleeing in that vehicle. Earlier reports had only stated seven victims. All of the victims' injuries were not considered life threatening.

Police said Tuesday that the two people in the Jetta were responsible for the gunfire.

Warren and Jones were booked in San Francisco on eight counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy, police said.

The silver Jetta was recovered but no firearms have been found at this time.

Witnesses to the incident are still encouraged to contact police with any new information at (415) 575-4444 or by text at TIP411 with “SFPD” at the beginning of the message.

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