Police: St. Luke’s shooter had just stolen rifle
A man who allegedly opened fire Wednesday afternoon outside a hospital in San Francisco’s Mission District is dead after police officers shot him, Chief of Police Greg Suhr said.
Officers responded at about 4 p.m. to reports of shots fired outside California Pacific Medical Center’s St. Luke’s campus at 3555 Cesar Chavez St., police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
Suhr described the man as Hispanic and in his late 20s and who matched the description of a man who robbed a Big 5 Sporting Goods store in San Bruno earlier in the day.
The man in both incidents was wearing white coveralls, Suhr said. He said police do not know why he did what he did in San Francisco.
The chief said the man allegedly robbed the Big 5 Sporting Goods store of a rifle and ammunition, with which he fired shots in San Francisco.
The man allegedly used a handgun to rob the sporting goods store, Suhr said.
The chief said the man police killed had a handgun on him and he was aiming a rifle at the hospital before officers shot him.
No one other than the suspect suffered injuries in the incident, Suhr said.
Hospital spokesman James Macksood said no staff or patients were injured.