SFPD – NBC Bay Area

Sunday’s San Francisco Pride activities ended early at the Civic Center when police asked people in the area to go home for safety reasons.

San Francisco police said around 5:25 p.m., officers assigned to the Civic Center area for the city’s Pride Festival responded to the area of ​​Seventh and Market streets for a report of a shooting.

Police said their officers responded to the area and were unable to find any victims or witnesses.

Authorities added that it does not appear that a shooting in the area had any merit, and officers remain on the scene to ensure the safety of Pride events in the city.

San Francisco LGBT Pride organizers tweeted Sunday at 7:34 p.m. that the group canceled a musical performance on the Kaiser Permanente main stage early in Sunday’s Pride celebration, after someone near the stage sprayed Mace into the crowd.

“Although no one was hurt, it was not a pleasant experience,” the tweet read, confirming what was said at the time on stage. “We decided to cut the performance short for the sake of safety.”

Bay City News contributed to the report.

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