Swirl Radio is helping to raise funds for the two shooting victims at this weekend’s San Francisco LGBT Pride festival.
According to the San Francisco Police Department, at about 6:35 p.m. Sunday, June 30, just after the Pride party officially ended, a man fired into a crowd near Larkin and Grove streets.
Two men, so far identified only as Eric and Trevor, were working at the Tropicana Hotel booth when they were hit. Both were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to their legs. Police said it wasn’t known if the exhibitors were the intended targets. The suspect, described only as a black male of unknown age wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, hasn’t been arrested.
Len Broberg, an out gay SFPD inspector who’s friends with the victims, has asked the community to support the men, according to Swirl.
Eric has a flesh wound and was released from the hospital Sunday night, according to Broberg. Trevor suffered a shattered femur and remained hospitalized.
“Trevor’s parents have arrived and will be here with him until he is released,” a notice from Swirl says. “Any money raised will go towards expenses here and any future bills.”
In a Facebook post, Broberg pointed to other violent incidents that have occurred in recent Pride weekends and said, “Why do we tolerate this? Why do we allow this to occur? Year after year it continues without being addressed.”
Anyone with information in the incident is encouraged to call the SFPD anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411. Place SFPD in the subject line. The incident number is 130 538 060.
More coverage of the shooting will be available on the Bay Area Reporter’s website by 9 tonight (Tuesday, July 2) and there’s also a story in the print edition, which will be out Wednesday, July 3. (The paper is coming out early this week because of the July 4 holiday.)