12:55 PM: San Francisco police today are seeking witnesses to a shooting outside a concert at the Regency Ballroom late Sunday that left a dozen people injured.

A man opened fire just before 10:15 p.m. at Van Ness Avenue and Sutter Street, shortly after the sold-out KMEL House of Soul concert ended, police said.

Police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said today that eight people suffered gunshot wounds and another four were injured by bullet or glass fragments.

Paramedics took some of the shooting victims to the hospital, while others were driven to hospitals by friends, Williams said. All of the victims are expected to survive.

Williams said an argument led to a fistfight between two people. Two other people jumped in to help one of the combatants, and a fifth man then arrived and opened fire, he said.

Williams said the shooter, who fled on foot, is not believed to have ties to any of the people fighting.

He was described as a black man in his 30s wearing an unbuttoned white shirt with blue pinstripes, a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous can contact police at (415) 575-4444 or use the department’s Text-A-Tip service by texting “tip411.”

12:40 AM: Nine people were shot Sunday night after a fight broke out in front of a concert and events center near San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, according to the San Francisco Police Department.

At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a concert was letting out of the Regency Center at 1290 Sutter Street when a fistfight started, police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.

The fight escalated and somebody began shooting. Nine people were hit in their lower extremities, Tomioka said.

The victims were taken to various hospitals in the area, and none of their injuries appeared to be life threatening.

No suspects in the shooting have been arrested, Tomioka said.

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  • PhilD

    Hmmm…. might the Regency be closer to Nob Hill than the TL?

    Anyway, I am very curious how many shots were fired. No witnesses could tell reporters this information? At least 9 bullets found their targets, which is either a crazy-high hit rate with 9 bullets, or an average hit rate with a veritable torrent of bullets. What kind of weapon was used, or was there more than one gun?