On July 1, 2015, a gunman opened fire on Pier 14 in the Embarcadero district in San Francisco, California, hitting 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the chest. She died two hours later at a hospital. An illegal immigrant from Mexico, Francisco Sanchez, was arrested and charged with murder. Authorities suspect that the shooting was random. The shooting sparked controversy and political debate over San Francisco's sanctuary city status.