Shooting at San Francisco’s Union Square leaves one dead

Union Square in San Francisco.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

A man who suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds Thursday in an altercation at San Francisco’s Union Square has died, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department said.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak said officers responded just after 5 p.m. to a shooting in the 100 block of Geary Street. That city block is lined with designer showrooms, luxury boutiques and a high-end department store.

An altercation between at least two people preceded the shooting, said Andraychak, who cautioned that the information was preliminary and subject to change. The nature of the altercation was not immediately clear.

One man, whom police are identifying only as a 21-year-old, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds and later died from his injuries, Andraychak said Friday morning. Another man involved in the altercation has been detained.