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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Person Shot During World Series Celebration in San Francisco (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Update: More people stabbed and shot. read below.

Minutes after the Giants won the World Series tonight, an unidentified person was shot and fires were started as fans began to celebrate in the streets of San Francisco. 

Police didn't have much information at this point, but said the victim was shot in the arm amid revelers in the Mission District. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive. 

Police say the shooter is at large and there's no suspect description at this time. 

Meanwhile, "spontaneous celebrations" are taking place citywide; fans are pouring in to the streets in both the Mission and Civic Center, setting of firecrackers. It could be a long night in San Francisco.

Per the SFPD:

As fans gathered in the streets to celebrate, bonfires were ignited. There were a few locations where bonfires were set. Those have been extinguished by police and firefighters working together.

But don't worry: The police department is currently making sure fans stay safe. "We are working to make sure flow of traffic is maintained at this point. There have been a few arrests so far." says Officer Gordon Shyy. 

Update 7:30 a.m. Oct 30: Police say one other person walked into SFGH with a gunshot wound. At 11 p.m., a man was stabbed multiple times at 24th and Valencia streets. He was taken to SFGH with serious injuries. 

Meanwhile, fans were assaulting cops, hurling bottles at them as they tried to control the crowds on Market Street and in the Mission District. Down in the Southern District, cops were also struck with bottles, firecrackers and M80s. Multiple officers suffered minor injuries, and one was transported to SFGH. 

More to come. 

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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