A nightclub in San Francisco’s Mission District is being ordered to suspend operations by the city’s Entertainment Commission after a veteran police officer was shot in the foot outside the club early this morning, a police spokeswoman said. The shooting occurred at about 1:30 a.m. outside El Rincon, a nightclub located at 2700 16th St., San Francisco police Lt. Lyn Tomioka said. The veteran officer was with two recruit officers on patrol at 16th and Harrison streets when they stopped to respond to a fight that was breaking out between two women outside the club, Tomioka said. As the officers were breaking up the fight, four or five gunshots were heard and the veteran officer was shot in the foot, she said. A dark green Chevrolet Camaro was seen leaving the area, and just minutes after the shooting a vehicle matching the description was stopped at 17th and Potrero Streets. Two people in the car were taken into police custody and questioned at the Police Department’s Mission Station, Tomioka said. As of 10 a.m., no one had been arrested in connection with the shooting, she said. The wounded officer was reported to be in stable condition at a local hospital. Following the shooting, police Cmdr. Kitt Crenshaw talked to the
city’s Entertainment Commission, which is issuing a suspension of operation notice to the El Rincon nightclub, according to Tomioka. The suspension of operations is effective tonight, she said. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Department’s confidential tip line at (415) 575-4444, or text TIP411 with the key word SFPD in the text field, followed by the message.
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