Sunday, June 27, 2010

San Francisco Gay Pride 2010: Fatal Shooting During Street Party in Castro District

"As revelers celebrated gay pride weekend with parades across the country, festivities in San Francisco were marred after a 19-year-old man was killed and two others were shot during a street party in the Castro district," reports Michelle Ruiz. Police said Stephen Powell, 19, was fatally shot in the torso at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night during a personal dispute with another 19-year-old man, who was arrested as a suspect, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. A 19-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were both shot in the leg at the "Pink Saturday" celebration and were expected to recover from their injuries. "This was definitely not a hate crime," Officer Phil Gordon told the Chronicle. "We think they (the shooter and at least one victim) knew each other." READ MORE

Despite the fatal shooting... Sunday's San Francisco Gay Pride Parade was a smashing success, with tourists and locals alike enjoying the city's biggest event of the year. Check out San Francisco Gay Pride Parade 2010 Photos!