Man Arrested in Pride Event Shooting That Injured Bystander

San Francisco police arrested a suspect today in connection with a shooting on Saturday that injured a bystander at the city’s Pride Celebration.

Joshua Spencer, a 19-year-old San Francisco resident, was arrested today around noon in Vallejo on suspicion of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in public and possession of an unregistered firearm, according to police.

Police said the shooting, reported just after 6 p.m. on Saturday at United Nations Plaza, appears to have occurred after several groups of men unrelated to the Pride event got in an argument nearby.

One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and fired several shots, one of which struck a man at the Pride event in the arm, police said.

The victim, a 64-year-old man, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. He has since been released, police said today.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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  • roscoe cowboy

    There should be a standard sentence for discharging a weapon in public of 5 years and add on years for the injured and killed.