Police respond to reports of shooting at mall outside San Bruno

Location of the Tanforan shopping mall.
(Los Angeles Times)

A shooting Tuesday afternoon at a mall south of San Francisco did not involve an active shooter randomly firing but instead possibly two people shooting at each other or someone else in the mall, authorities said at a news conference.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said the Police Department got a call around 4 p.m. about shots fired at the Shops at Tanforan.

Upon responding, police found two people with lower extremity gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a hospital; one is in serious condition and the other in critical condition.

Law enforcement officers were still searching for two suspects, looking in the mall, nearby parking lots and on BART trains, as the pair might have left the scene on a train.


Barberini said authorities believe there is no immediate threat to the public.

Authorities are still reviewing surveillance footage but plan to soon release photographs of the two people believed to be involved.

As a precaution, BART closed the San Bruno station for about four hours.


The Tanforan mall is expected to reopen 10 a.m. Wednesday.


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