There was another outburst of violence in the Upper Haight Thursday afternoon with the second shooting in two weeks — the third on the Haight Street corridor — and this time at least two people were shot, one of them fatally.
The shooting happened near the intersection of Haight and Masonic sometime just after 1 p.m. Thursday, and SFPD Commander Raj Vaswani tweeted about the incident at 1:32.
The Chronicle subsequently reported that one of the people shot died from their injuries, but no further details were yet available.
There is a shooting at Haight and Masonic, at this time we know 2 people are shot. @SFPDPark is at the scene. #SFPD Investigations is en route. No additional information will be released at this time. If you saw the shooting or have video, please remain at scene. pic.twitter.com/ZdJWPUR4gW— R. Vaswani (@sfvas) November 4, 2021
Muni began tweeting about bus re-routings due to police activity in the area of Haight Street that began around 1:14 p.m. Thursday.
At this time, it's not clear whether vehicles were involved, or how many suspects might be being sought.
The Chronicle spoke to an employee at the restaurant Hippie Thai Street Food (1418 Haight Street), who said the restaurant was busy when the shots rang out, and employees and customers are huddled in the back of the restaurant for safety. The restaurant subsequently closed for the day.
UPDATE: IB 7 routing via Clayton, Page, Masonic, Haight; OB 7 via Masonic, Waller, Clayton, Haight.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) November 4, 2021
IB 37 routing via Ashbury, Page, Masonic.
OB 43 routing via Masonic, Waller, Ashbury, Haight; IB 43 via Ashbury, Page, Masonic.
IB/OB 33 is operating on regular route. https://t.co/J6otxKbdGR
Thursday's shooting follows just 13 days after another afternoon shooting just one block away, at Central Avenue and Haight. It was initially believed that no one was injured in that October 22 incident, with just some damage to cars and nearby Ritual Coffee Roasters. But Hoodline later reported that one person was gravely injured, and the police soon located that person following the incident.
The SFPD last week said that they believed gang tensions were to blame for that shooting and another that occurred Saturday in the Lower Haight/Hayes Valley. In that incident, a suspect shot into the victim's car near Buchanan and Haight streets. Today's shooting may also be an extension of some ongoing turf warfare, or inter-gang tensions.
This post has been updated throughout.