policeblotter_sfa.jpgSFPD has reportedly arrested a man suspected of shooting two people in SOMA before fleeing in a black limousine.

The shooting was reported at about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the first block of Sixth Street.

A 42-year-old victim was approached by two suspects, one of whom took out a handgun and shot him five times, according to police. A stray bullet also struck a 25-year-old passerby in the chest, police said.

After the shooting, the suspects jumped into a black limousine that had at least eight other occupants, according to police.

According to the Ex, police tracked down the limo, which contained two handguns and a 23-year-old parolee, whom they arrested and charged with attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon. SFPD is not divulging the suspect’s identity at this time.

The suspect apparently did not know the victims and the incident does not appear to be gang related, Officer Albie Esparza told the Ex.

Both victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for their injuries, which are not considered life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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