“Please avoid the area of 24th/Treat St as we conduct an investigation related to a shooting,” the San Francisco Police said in a statement.
Some of the victims suffered life threatening injuries, Deputy Chief Raj Vaswani said early Saturday. The victims, mostly men, ranged in age from 22 to 35. One victim was a 19-year-old woman, while a ninth victim’s gender and age was not known.
The clothing store was celebrating its sixth anniversary before the shooting when Hip Hop group RBL Posse was scheduled to perform .
Mayor London Breed said on Saturday morning that the shooting was still under investigation.
“I know there are a lot of questions and concerns in the community, and people want answers,” Breed said.
“We are still working to understand exactly what happened and why, and we will share information as soon as we can.”
Breed also thanked first responders for their quickly reacting to the emergency and ensuring that “no lives were lost.”
Police Chief Bill Scott said Saturday afternoon that the Mission District would see a greater visible police presence in the wake of the shooting.
“This kind of violence on our streets is unacceptable,” Scott said. “People should feel safe to go out in San Francisco without fear of being victims of gun violence.”
A manhunt is underway to track down the shooter, NBC News reported, but police said that there was no threat to the public. As of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been made.