A 31-year-old Pleasanton woman was fatally shot Wednesday evening while standing on Pier 14 off The Embarcadero, San Francisco police said.
The call reached dispatch at 6:30 p.m. The woman was shot in the upper torso while at the pier, which is off The Embarcadero between Mission and Howard streets. It appeared she was with family members when the incident happened, said SFPD spokesman Carlos Manfredi.
Officers responded to the scene and found the victim lying on the pier.
“After the incident occurred, we had a lot of people that attempted to render aid and come to her attention, notify us immediately, and it was with that quick response that we were able to get officers out here to the scene,” Manfredi said near the site of the shooting.
The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition and later died from her wounds, police said.
Police were able to track down a male person of interest at The Embarcadero and Townsend Street due to descriptions provided by witnesses. He was being interviewed by officers Wednesday night.
Shootings on The Embarcadero are “not a common occurrence,” Manfredi said.
“It’s a very touristy area, a lot of foot traffic out here, a lot of vehicle traffic,” he said. “So we’re hoping that we have a lot of good video surveillance that is pointing out to The Embarcedero that will be able to assist us in the investigation.”
SFPD is reviewing surveillance footage from the area, and asking anyone who witnessed the incident or recorded footage to contact police at (415) 575-4444.