Woman in San Francisco pictured waving AK-47 out of car window

US police have seized a car after a woman was seen hanging out of its window brandishing an AK47 assault rifle during an illegal drag race.

A photo released by police in San Francisco shows the woman, who has not been named, leaning out of a Cadillac window holding the gun as it is driven past.

Police said the photo was taken on 11 July during an “illegal exhibition of speed event” and the car was tracked down and seized on 5 August.

On 7/11/2021, During an illegal exhibition of speed event at Barneveld & McKinnon, a passenger leaned out of a Cadi holding an AK47; see photo. SFPD Traffic Company personnel worked up a case, and seized this particular vehicle today. @SFPD@sfmta_muni@SFPDPereapic.twitter.com/4disQpzziY

— SFPDTrafficSafety (@SFTrafficSafety) August 5, 2021

The incident remains under investigation.

According to the police department’s mid-year report, firearm-related violence in the city during the first six months of the year has increased 84% compared to 2020, with more fatal and non-fatal shootings.

A tweet from San Francisco police appears to show the same car being towed away while escorted by officers on motorcycles.

“Due to the fact that this is an open [and] active investigation we cannot comment further,” police spokesperson Adam Lobsinger told SF Gate.

Police said they couldn’t comment on whether any arrests were made, or whether the woman fired any shots.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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