SAN FRANCISCO — Police say a Monday morning street shooting near Chinatown that left one man dead and a pregnant woman and six others injured may be related to Asian gang activity.
Inspector Art Gerrans said several of the victims, all of them Asians, had a "history of gang-related activity," but would not elaborate. Three of the victims were former employees of an Emeryville gambling establishment popular with Asians.
The victims, all San Francisco residents, had just left the Purple Onion nightclub at the edge of Chinatown at about 2 a.m. when they were fired upon as they entered two cars parked about a block from one another, police said. Michael Bit Chen Wu, 35, was killed by the gunfire.
Police said they are looking for two suspects. The gunmen simultaneously approached each car and began firing shots through the windows while circling the vehicles, officers said. They said at least one of the suspects was Asian.