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Suspect in custody after gunfire in San Francisco injures police officer, bystanders

A police officer was one of six people injured Wednesday during a shootout in San Francisco.

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A policeman and five civilians-including a suspect — injured during an exchange of gunfire in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon.

When the shooting was over, the suspect in custody, FOX 2 reported.

Dramatic video posted on Twitter let the wounded officer to crawl to safety.

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The police responding to a call at the edge of the city, Crocker-Amazon and Excelsior districts around 4:30 p.m. when a suspect fired at the officers, the San Francisco Chronicle.

The scene was plunged into chaos as dozens of school children and pedestrians dove for cover and hid behind cars to avoid stray bullets, the report said.

The owner of a nearby pharmacy described the scene at the Chronicle.

“I could not believe what happened,” he said, which he heard 20 to 25 photos. “I have never before experienced and I’ve been here 30 years. We have shootings before, but never in the daylight or during office hours. It was scary, the way it happened.”

JUST IN per @SFPD: Suspect in officer involved shooting is in custody. There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time. Traffic will remain congested, you can continue to avoid the area of Geneva And London. https://t.co/hqVBvwY6xF pic.twitter.com/uh6pvpl625

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One agent was hit in the leg and wounded. He was treated behind a patrol car and was in stable condition at San Francisco General Hospital.

Five people, including the suspect, were injured – critical two and three in stable condition, police said. One of the injured pedestrians was reportedly a small one, but there were no further details about the minor, FOX 2 reported.

San Francisco authorities are still investigating.

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