19-year-old arrested in shooting near San Francisco Pride celebration

A crowd runs after hearing gun shots near Pride festivities at the Civic Center/UN Plaza in San Francisco on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Five days later Joshua Spencer was arrested. (KGO-TV)

San Francisco police arrested 19-year-old Joshua Spencer who they believe is responsible for a shooting that happened Saturday, June 27.

The gunfire erupted around 6 p.m. during the Pride festival near Civic Center, but police said it was unrelated to the event. They said before the shooting happened, several groups of men had a verbal argument near the venue.

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A street vendor was shot in the arm at United Nations Plaza and suffered non-life threatening injuries. He was later released from the hospital.

Members of the San Francisco Police Department's Gang Task Force Unit found the suspect in Vallejo and he was arrested Wednesday.

Spencer faces two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm in public, and possession of an unregistered firearm.
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