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On Saturday afternoon, local reports out of San Francisco, California, have stated there were unconfirmed gun shots fired during the San Francisco Pride Parade. According to initial reports, bystanders heard shots fired near the Civic Center/UN Plaza in the downtown area. People are told to stay out of the area as authorities will investigate the situation.
The shooting comes just one day after the United States Supreme Court struck down all laws banning same-sex marriage across the country by a 5-4 vote. Justice Kennedy was the swing vote in the case, and Chief Justice John Roberts presided over the opinion of the Court.
The San Francisco Pride Parade was a scene of mass celebration today in the downtown area, in support of the Supreme Court’s ruling. However, the celebration turned to chaos as shots rang out through the crowded streets.
Crowds of people were seen fleeing from the area in which the shooting occurred. Police are responding to the scene.
According to reports, two people have been detained at the scene of the shooting. At least one person was taken to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound. Police also recovered three weapons at the scene at the Civic Center.
By Alex Lemieux
ABC 7 News San Francisco: SF POLICE RESPONDING TO SHOOTING IN UN PLAZA
Breakingnews.com: Feed: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US
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