Castro Street Shootings Turn ”Pink Saturday” Red.

Jun 27, 2010 · 35295 views

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One of the most wonderful traditions of Pride Weekend in San Francisco is the “Pink Saturday” celebration on Castro Street on the Saturday night before Pride.聽 The streets are closed to traffic and revelers and […]

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    This is so sad. I hope a couple jackasses don’t ruin things for everyone.

  2. Gary says:

    Okay so, this is it for me. I have never attended a Pink Saturday until this year. Person, I think that maybe it is time to put a stop to it. All it seems to me is nothing but a drug infested orgy. It doesn’t show my community’s PRIDE at all. Lets end it now and keep people safe

  3. Curtis says:

    Update: Stephen Powell, 19 died Sunday of the wounds from the shooting. The two other victims who have been identified as by-standers were treated and their wounds were determined to not be life-threatening. Two arrests have been made and the perpetrators have been identified as gang members and not members of the LGBT community. Police believe that the shooter and his accomplice knew the victim. The police believe there is NO hate crime connection to this tragedy.

    More footage from the scene that night

  4. Curtis says:

    Gary, I’m saddened to hear your sentiments. It is as I feared: some will suggest that this isolated incident be used as an excuse to shut down a tradition that is part of what has made fro a vital and cohesive Gay neighborhood. Our celebrations are as important to our identity as our having a gay bar or a gay owned shoe store.

  5. RyanJustice says:

    So sorry to hear about this! 馃檨

  6. Curtis says:

    More updated info: The suspected shooter has been identified as Ed Perkins, a 20 year old who knew his intended victim 19year old Stephen Powell. The Police are saying the shooting was the result of a personal dispute between the two.

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