Car rams into pedestrians, kills 2 in downtown San Francisco

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Two people were killed and another injured when a car hit them near the intersection of 3rd and Mission streets in San Francisco.

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A taxi rammed pedestrians in downtown San Francisco near the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Sunday afternoon, killing two women and injuring a man, police said. The driver of the car was also injured.

Three people were lying on the sidewalk after being shot at the intersection of 3rd and Mission streets, San Francisco police spokesman Robert Rueca said. First responders who arrived just after 4:30 p.m. found the two women dead. The injured man was taken to hospital, where his condition was not known, Rueca said. The taxi driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

An emergency alert was issued around 5pm, advising people to stay away from the area due to police and emergency personnel activity.

Police declined to release further details.

Alexandria Bordas is an editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. Email:

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