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New information being released on shooting at Grand Hyatt Hotel at San Francisco International Airport

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Ed Walsh
Ed Walsh
Grand Hyatt Hotel at SFOSan Francisco International Airport

Authorities are releasing new information on a shooting outside the Grant Hyatt Hotel at SFO on Monday that left a woman injured and resulted in delays in some passengers being allowed to deboard after landing.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that on Monday, May 3, at 7:53 p.m. they received multiple 911 calls from witnesses reporting that a shooting had just happened at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The hotel is on San Francisco International Airport property. San Francisco Police officers were among the first on scene.

When officers first arrived at the hotel, they discovered multiple shell casings from different calibers of ammunition. The Sheriff's Office said a dark colored SUV, which crashed into a parked vehicle at the hotel, was located at the scene by San Francisco Police officers. Inside that SUV. police found an adult female victim who had been shot once. That wound is being described as non-life threatening. Previously, authorties stated that the woman had been shot in the leg.

San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Detectives who are assigned to San Francisco International Airport also responded and began an investigation. San Mateo County Sheriff detectives learned that a white Acura SUV pulled up to the Grand Hyatt, and two to three people described by witnesses as black male adults, got out of the Acura and started shooting at people who were near two cars parked in the valet area of the hotel.

The sheriff's office sayd the suspects then got back into the Acura and drove away at high speeds. The Acura was later recovered as an unreported stolen vehicle. At least two other victims reported an attempted carjacking by similar looking males in the vicinity and time of the incident, San Mateo County Sheriff investigators said.

"This shooting appears to be an isolated incident," the San Mateo Sheriff's Office stated in a press release. "The motive for the shooting and association of the suspects to the people they were targeting is still under investigation. Detectives are following up on leads regarding the identities of the suspects and anyone who has information regarding this incident may call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700."

Suspect descriptions as reported by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office:

Suspect 1 - Black, male, 6’, 190-230 lbs., 25-30 years old

Suspect 2 - Black, male, 25 years old

Suspect vehicle:

2020, white, Acura RDX (recovered stolen)

Victim: One female adult from the East Bay

Some arriving passengers said there was a delay on them being allowed to deboard after arriving at SFO but SFO authorties said that was a decision being made by individual airlines and not the result of an order by authorities.

The Grand Hyatt at SFO is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's newest hotels. It opened in 2019. The $237 million hotel, has 351 soundproof guest rooms, including 22 suites, more than 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a 70-seat three-meal restaurant, two bars, 24-hour in-room dining, a grab-and-go market, Hyatt StayFit Gym, yoga room and massage treatment room. The hotel is located at the entrance to SFO and is on 4.2-acres close to terminal buildings and parking garages and has direct access to the AirTrain light rail system.

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