SAN FRANCISCO -- Two people died and three others were injured in a shooting and stabbing at a jewelry store in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood this afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired around 2 p.m. at 888 Brannan St. When they arrived, they encountered a man, covered in blood, walking westbound on Brannan Street.

As officers attempted to approach him, he took out a gun and fired multiple shots at the officers, according to police.

The male suspect then ran to a nearby restaurant and continued firing at additional officers that had arrived at the scene, before apparently running out of ammunition and surrendering to police.

When the man was detained, police found two guns and a knife.

The suspect was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his hands. His identity is not being released by police.

Authorities then went to Victoga Inc., a jewelry store in the GiftCenter & JewelryMart complex at 888 Brannan St., and found two women, deceased. Police would not the nature of their injuries.

A male victim was also found suffering from gunshot and stab wounds and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Two females were also found injured, one suffering from gunshot wounds and the other from stab wounds. Their conditions were unavailable Friday.


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During a press briefing at 4 p.m., police Chief Greg Suhr said officers were still searching the area "out of an abundance of caution" for a possible second suspect but added that investigators think they have the lone suspect responsible for the violence in custody.

He said police have not yet determined a possible motive for the shooting.

No officers were struck by the gunfire and police did not return fire at the suspect, Suhr said.

Customers and employees at several nearby businesses were ordered to shelter in place during the investigation but were slowly being cleared to leave Friday afternoon.

The names of the deceased victims are not being released until their families are notified of the deaths.

The 800 block of Brannan Street remained closed Friday night and Suhr said he expected it to remain as such for an extended period of time while police continued their investigation.

Check back for updates.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4782 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.