SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The hearing was chaotic at the Friday performance at the Hamilton Orpheum Theater in San Francisco, after someone mistook a woman's medical emergency with a shootout and shouted " Gun!
Shirin Rajaee, a journalist with CBS Sacramento, was watching the show when, she said, people ran down and left the theater.
Police told Rajaee that a woman was having a heart attack when a person from the theater saw her and thought she had been shot.
In a few seconds, almost everyone in the theater took the cover, reports Rajaee.
In the ensuing chaos, some people even jumped into nearby police patrol cars, fearing active shooting.
The theater was evacuated and a woman was taken away in an ambulance.