Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in response to a tragic shooting in which two people lost their lives at the GiftCenter & JewelryMart in the South of Market neighborhood:
"The city of San Francisco is deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific shooting in the South of Market neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the two victims who lost their lives and all those injured in this senseless act of violence. No words can console those whose loved ones were so suddenly taken away today. We will do everything we can to care for those affected and their families.
"Once again, our city's first responders put the safety of San Francisco before their own, working swiftly and selflessly to apprehend the gunman while preventing further loss of life. Their extraordinary strength, courage, and dedication are a testament to their professions and an endless source of pride.
"In the days ahead, I will work with local officials to ensure that all those injured receive the necessary care they need to heal and the perpetrator of this travesty is brought to justice. For the families who are shouldering such devastating loss, know that all of San Francisco offers our prayers and deepest sympathies in this sad time."