UPDATE: Shooting at SSF’s Orange Memorial Park turns fatal

Police in South San Francisco are looking for a person of interest in connection with a fatal shooting Monday afternoon at Orange Memorial Park.

Christian Omar Cruz, a 19-year-old resident of South San Francisco, is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Anyone with information about Cruz’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Police responded to a report of an altercation in the 600 block of First Lane, but the people involved left the scene before officers arrived.

They walked to Orange Memorial Park, located at West Orange Avenue and North Canal Street, where the situation escalated and two victims each suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen around 3 p.m.

Both victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where one was pronounced dead. The other is in stable condition, according to police.

The suspect was last seen fleeing west through the park on foot, carrying a handgun. The motive for the fatal shooting is not yet known, police said.

Schools and community centers nearby were temporarily locked down during the initial investigation. Orange Memorial ParkShootingSouth San Francisco

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