San Francisco Shooting Leaves 2 Dead

    July 14, 2013

A shooting in San Francisco on Friday left two women dead and one man critically injured. The shooting occurred in one of the jewelry shops in San Francisco’s expansive Giftcenter & Jewelrymart.

Police said that the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Barry White of nearby Antioch, California, walked into the store and began firing a revolver. When officers arrived they entered the store and found the victims. The suspect fired at the officers, then fled to a restaurant, where he fired more shots at the officers. Officers followed him into the restaurant, where he surrendered after running out of ammunition. The police did not return fire.

While there were no reports of a second suspect, the police locked down both the Giftcenter and several surrounding businesses while they swept the area to be sure. Several well-known tech companies – including Pinterest and Zynga – have headquarters in the area and were among the businesses locked down during the sweep.

Police said that only one of the two women was shot. The other was killed with a knife also recovered from the suspect. The male victim was wounded with both the gun and the knife.

The Giftcenter & Jewelrymart is not open to the public. It is a collection of jewelry wholesalers who sell to other retailers in the area. Access to the building is only allowed to those who pass through a security station and are on the security guard’s list. It is unclear whether White was on this list.