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Curtis Warren and Verle Jones Charged in Alleged Shooting That Injured 8 in San Francisco

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Two men accused of shooting into a group of eight people after an argument in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood last weekend were both charged with attempted murder and other weapons charges. Curtis Warren, 25, and Verle Jones, 24, both of San Francisco, were each charged with eight counts of attempted murder, eight counts of assault with a firearm and one count each of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to San Francisco District Attorney’s Office spokesman Alex Bastian.

The pair is being held in custody on $4 million bail, Bastian said. The two were scheduled to appear in San Francisco Superior Court this morning to be arraigned. The charges stem from a shooting that occurred around 8:50 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Turk and Taylor streets. A group of people had allegedly been arguing with the suspects, when one of the suspects walked to a double-parked silver Volkswagen Jetta and pulled out a gun from the passenger side and fired into the crowd, according to police.

Eight males were hit by gunfire. All were taken to San Francisco General Hospital with minor injuries to their arms and legs. All eight victims were released from the hospital shortly after the shooting, police said. Warren and Jones allegedly drove away in the Jetta after the shooting, but were tracked down and arrested in Emeryville the next day, according to police.

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