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The woman is seen hanging out of the window with the weapon in the area of Barneveld and McKinnon Avenues

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The woman is seen brandishing the AK-47 in this image released by cops

The woman is seen brandishing the AK-47 in this image released by cops

The woman is seen brandishing the AK-47 in this image released by cops

Police in San Francisco have released this shocking image of a woman brandishing an AK-47 assault rifle during an illegal drag race. 

In a city where gun crime has surged in the last year, the woman is seen hanging out of the window with the weapon in the area of Barneveld and McKinnon Avenues on July 11.

The pictures were only posted online by the San Francisco Traffic Safety on Wednesday.

Police announced that they have since impounded the Cadillac involved but would not say if the woman has been arrested or faces charges.

Officers also released an image of the car being towed away.

“The incident is being investigated by the SFPD Stunt Driving Response Unit and the SFPD Traffic Company,” San Francisco Public Information Office Adam Lobsinger has been quoted as saying.

“Due to the fact that this is an open an active investigation we cannot comment further.”

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 by 84 per cent when compared with data for 2020, with more fatal and non-fatal shootings.

At least 119 shootings took place in the first six months of the year, more than twice the 58 that had taken place by June of last year.

Speaking at a press conference last month, Chief Bill Scott, said the numbers were “a huge concern”.

The increase in shootings in San Francisco follows a trend in many major cities throughout the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Oregon, Baltimore, Baton Rouge Louisiana and Houston.

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The chief also called for more officers to be recruited, amid a national movement to cut police funding in the wake of the George Floyd killing.

He said the San Francisco Police Department has a shortage of 400 officers.

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