San Francisco TV crew robbed, security guard shot while covering teachers strike

A San Francisco TV news crew was robbed and their security guard shot about 5 p.m. Sunday in Oakland, California, authorities said.

KPIX-TV reported that two robbers targeted one of the station's photographers, John Anglin, and reporter Joe Vazquez, who were interviewing people about a teachers strike.

One suspect pointed a gun at Anglin and told him to hand over his equipment, Vazquez tweeted Sunday evening.

"John abandoned the camera, took cover inside the news van where I was and told me to get down," Vazquez wrote in his tweets, which included videos from the scene.

>> Read more trending news

Gunfire erupted between one suspect and the crew's guard, Matt Meredith, The Associated Press reported.

"We heard a flurry of loud gunshots. Very close! More shots, I saw a guy drag the camera away and saw our guard, Matt, was hit. Quickly called 9-1-1," Vazquez wrote.

Meredith, who was struck in the leg, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to KPIX.

"We believe Matt is going to be okay," Vazquez wrote. "His wounds do not appear to be life threatening. He is a retired @berkeleypoliceofficer. He got some shots off at the robber. We are trying to confirm if a 'walk-in' gunshot wound patient at a local hospital may have been the perpetrator."

>> See the tweets here

Oakland police detained one suspect after a car chase and arrested another after he showed up at a hospital with gunshot wounds, KPIX reported.

Read more here or here.