Update: The standoff has ended and the shelter-in-place order was lifted around 2:45 p.m. Monday. See story here, and see the original story below.
San Francisco police have ordered residents of a San Francisco neighborhood to stay indoors, after a man suspected of shooting a woman has barricaded himself inside a home in the area.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, at around 11:45 Sunday evening, police were called to the area of 15th and Beaver Streets, an intersection a block off Castro Street, near Corona Heights Park, on reports of shots fired.
Bay City News reports that responding officers found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment, and as of publication time her condition is unknown.
The suspect in the shooting, described only as a man, retreated into his home, police say. This prompted police to issue a shelter in place order for residents of the area, which as sent by Alert SF at 1 a.m. read "Avoid the area of 15th and Beaver Streets due to police activity. Residents on 15th Street from Buena Vista Terrace to Beaver St are asked to shelter in place in the rear of your homes."
Negotiations with the man continued throughout the night and into Monday morning, police say, as officers with the SFPD "have been trying to negotiate with the man in hopes of ending the standoff safely," NBC Bay Area reports.
As of 5:26 a.m., "Residents on 15th St. from Buena Vista to Beaver" were again reminded to shelter in place by Alert SF. Speaking with the SF Chronicle at around 7 a.m., SFPD spokesperson Officer Robert Rueca says “We have a team of negotiators trying to get the suspect to surrender as soon as possible, and then we’ll be able to get on with our investigation.” As of publication time, however,the standoff continues.