Police are investigating a shooting outside a youth hip-hop party near Fisherman’s Wharf last weekend that injured a 15-year-old boy.
Just after midnight Sunday, police officers were reportedly called to Beach and Mason streets, where a youth event was letting out at the Longshoreman’s Memorial Building.
A fight between two groups of youths led to gunshots being fired, witnesses told police. After the 15-year-old was shot, his pals drove him to St. Francis Memorial Hospital, police Officer Albie Esparza said Tuesday. His injuries were not life-threatening.
No one else was hit by gunfire, Esparza said. And despite there being multiple witnesses to the shooting, “No one is in custody at this point.”
The wounded teenager has not been cooperative with police.
“All he said was that he heard gunshots, started running and was shot,” Esparza said.
After interviewing multiple witnesses, investigators are searching for five suspects between the ages of 14 and 17. The descriptions of the youths were vague. Esparza said they were described in the police report as “wearing red.”
However, he added, police do not believe the dispute is gang-related.
Police have not said whether the fight began indoors and spilled out to the street, or whether the gunman had been attending the youth event.