Last night, the Mission's erupted into protest as the neighborhood's biggest gang, SFPD, shot an 18-year-old boy after he allegedly pulled a gun on four undercover officers and tried to run away. Here are the facts: there are no facts. In fact, the internet is swimming with rumors right now--no one being quite sure what happened. But here's tumblr sartorialist Mission Mission's best guess:
Details are still forthcoming, but the initial account has a kid running from police (his apparent transgression is unknown at this time; hopefully it’s not something as insignificant as vandalism) when he was shot three times, possibly in the back. Again, we’re still waiting on the whole story.
In the meantime, a retaliatory tag withe the word “KILLERS” decorated the Mission police station, which is currently on high alert. The neighborhood is swarming with cops right now. Everyone please be careful out there and let’s not do anything crazy, ok?
When it comes to facts, Mission Mission also likes to shoot first and ask questions later. It turns out that SFPD is quite certain the responding officer saw a gun, or at least a bag of Skittles that looked like a gun, according to Mission Local:
An unidentified man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot by a police officer on Thursday night, police said.
At 8:06 p.m. on Thursday, four plainclothes officers approached two suspects they believed to be gang members near 14th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, according to Sgt. Michael Andraychak of the San Francisco Police Department. The two suspects ran for approximately one block near 14th and Minna streets, then one of them pointed a Tec-9 pistol at one of the officers, Andraychak said.“The officer fired two shots, fearing for his life,” he said.
All this follows a fatal shooting Sunday outside of Garfield Park on 26th and Treat, in which a man was allegedly "executed" and the bloggernets forgot to report it. Because of the gooey journalistic egg on their faces, it seems like everyone is trying to hype the shit out of this shooting, provoking the Occupy movement to twitch before rigor mortis sets in (see video above) and vandalize Mission Station with "Killers" around 11pm.
According to UA tipsters, 16th and Mission looked like a war-zone as late as 11:30pm, with riot police "everywhere" and the BART stations shut down and gated up. And those are the facts as best as we can guess.