San Francisco police not seeking woman who fled scene after gunbattle

San Francisco police said they are no longer seeking the female passenger who fled in a car after its driver was injured during a Lower Nob Hill gunbattle with officers Wednesday.

But cops have yet to name her or say whether she will be charged in the midday shootout.

The driver, who also has not been named, remained in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday after being shot by police. The suspect was stopped by officers on Bush Street about 1:25 p.m. Police said he bolted from the car and led two officers on a chase down Larkin Street.

At one point, he turned around and fired a .380-caliber handgun at least twice at the cops, police said. At least one officer fired back, hitting him in the upper torso, police said.

While the officers were preoccupied, the female passenger slid over to the driver’s seat and took off, according to cops. Police said they knew her from the neighborhood.

At the crime scene, police recovered the gun and found an identification card of a wanted parolee. It wasn’t revealed Thursday whether the ID belongs to the suspect.

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