Police are searching for the gunman who shot three men late Saturday night in San Francisco’s Mission District, a police spokesman said.

Six minutes before midnight, police responded to 17th and Mission streets and found three men who had been shot, San Francisco police Officer Samson Chan said.

One man sustained life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the chest. The two other men were each shot in the leg, and all three were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Chan said.

The events apparently unfolded on the street, with the suspect and victims all believed to be on foot. The gunman was last spotted headed east on 17th Street, Chan said.

Police believe the incident was gang-related and the gang task force is investigating what sparked the gunfire.

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  • Cranky Old Mission Guy

    I heard the shots — it sounded like the dude emptied the clip in a couple of seconds. Also, it was much earlier than six minutes before midnight; it was right about 10:35. The cops arrived very quickly, and when I went outside, right about 10:50, they were already scanning the sidewalk near Maverick with a flashlight. Looking for shells?