Shooting inside SF Muni train leaves 1 dead, 1 injured with suspect still at large

One person was killed and another injured Wednesday morning following a shooting that occurred inside a Muni train between the system’s Forest Hill and Castro stations, District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar said on Twitter.

Melgar said the suspect ran out of the train at the Castro station and was still at large, but stressed that police were not handling the incident as an active shooter situation.

“We have too many guns out there,” Melgar said in a follow-up tweet. “Too, too many.”

Melgar told The Chronicle that the shooting was not random, and that the suspected shooter and another man were in a heated dispute prior to the gunfire.

“The shooter pulled out a gun and shot the guy he was arguing with,” Melgar said. “The second victim was not involved in the verbal altercation but just happened to be right next to the other victim.”

It was not clear if the shooting of the second victim, a female, was accidental, she said. The female victim is the one who survived her injuries.

Police are currently interviewing witnesses and have closed off the Castro street station to gather evidence, Melgar said.

City officials Wednesday morning urged residents to avoid the area between Castro and Market streets due to police activity, and said bus shuttles were being arranged to transport people from West Portal to Embarcadero/Folsom streets.

San Francisco police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Megan Cassidy is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @meganrcassidy

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