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Shots fired during robbery of San Fran TV newsman

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Police today arrested two men in connection with the robbery of a television reporter in which a security guard fired shots at the assailants.

Armani McFarland and John Woods, each 19 and from San Francisco, are charged with robbery and conspiracy, the department said.

Police say that incident occurred about 8 p.m. Friday in a high-crime neighborhood of the city. Police say that a person walked into San Francisco General Hospital a short-time later with gunshot wounds. Police said one of the suspects was treated for a “non-life threatening” gunshot wound, but didn’t identify the man.

KRON4 reported on its website (http://tinyurl.com/kmbl9x5) that reporter Jeff Bush handed over his equipment after he and the station’s security guard were accosted by two armed men. Bush then took cover and the security guard opened fired on the two men. Bush and the security guard were unharmed.

The holdup is the latest in a spate of robberies of San Francisco Bay Area news crews.

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