Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Four Students Shot In San Francisco High School Parking Lot

San Francisco police were searching Tuesday afternoon for at least one shooter after four juveniles were shot — one critically — outside a high school campus in the city’s Excelsior District, officials said.

Shot In San Francisco High School

The shooting happened in the parking lot of June Jordan School for Equity, which shares a campus with the City Arts and Technology High School.

One of the victims, a girl, was shot in the upper extremities and had life-threatening injuries, said Officer Carlos Manfredi, a police spokesman. Two male victims were shot in the lower extremities and had non-critical injuries. A fourth victim later walked into the Bayview police station saying he had been injured by the gunfire.

Three of the victims ran inside the school before paramedics arrived and rushed them to a nearby trauma center.

Four male suspects were last seen running west on Brazil Avenue away from the school, Manfredi said. Police believe that at least one of the victims was the intended target of the shooting.

The school district tweeted that a student had been targeted by “outsiders.”

June Jordan was placed on “lock-out” — meaning no one could enter the building — after the shooting, which happened about 3:20 p.m., as students were being dismissed from school.

Officers initially thought they were dealing with an active shooter situation and went classroom to classroom looking for the gunman.

“It was terrifying,” said Fernando Rodriguez, 16, a junior at June Jordan.

Rodriguez said he was walking down a school hallway when he heard at least six “pops.” He and others immediately bolted as teachers corralled them into classrooms.

A shelter-in-place order was also issued for the surrounding area as officers looked for the four suspects.

The high school will likely remain open Wednesday, though that may change if the suspects are not apprehended, said Heidi Anderson, a spokeswoman for the school district. The school will provide grief counselors and extra security, she said.