Incident Summary:

09/19/2020: An assailant opened fire at Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School in San Francisco, California, United States. No casualties were reported, though the school's sign was damaged in the fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources noted that anti-Armenian graffiti had been sprayed at the school two months prior to the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Francisco

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Brotherhood Way.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School
Specific Description School
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police launch investigations amid hate crimes against Armenian community,", September 23, 2020.
"Probe into possible hate crimes against San Francisco Armenian community," KTVU, September 22, 2020.