The San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the man who was shot and killed on a Muni train Wednesday morning as 27-year-old Nesta Bowen.

Bowen and another man got into a “heated verbal argument” on a train moving between the Forest Hill and Castro stations just before 10 a.m., District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar said in a news release on Wednesday afternoon.

Three to 4 shots were fired as the train was exiting the Forest Hill Station, Melgar said. 

Bowen died on scene and a 70-year-old man was wounded and transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the San Francisco Police Department said. 

KTVU reported that Bowen and the man knew each other. 

The shooter allegedly fled the train at the Castro station before police arrived. Police obtained video of a male suspect and released images of him and called on the public to identify him. (See the photos on the police department website.)

“There are too many guns out in our society, escalating a verbal argument into a senseless death of a young life,” Melgar said in her statement Wednesday afternoon. 

The incident occurred in San Francisco’s gay neighborhood that’s preparing for the Pride Celebration and Parade this weekend, but police said the shooting did not appear to be “targeting any group or community.”

Anyone with information related to the investigation can call the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. 

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