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Breaking: Shooting at Occupy Oakland – Update: Looks Like Another Fatality

Morgen on November 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm

BREAKING: There has been a shooting at Occupy Oakland this evening. Here is video from the scene:

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Here’s another one. Apparently as many as six shots were fired.

This is still unconfirmed, but not exactly a shocker if this shooting was precipitated by an argument over drugs. The mayor of Oakland has allowed this to continue knowing full well that there is rampant drug use at the Occupy site. This is only going to get worse.

Here’s an eyewitness account from Aimee Allison at SFGate.com:

At about 4:45pm Thursday evening, a crowd of thirty surrounded a man apparently shot in the leg at Frank Ogawa Plaza. He appeared unconscious when I arrived at the scene, a full ten minutes before the police and ambulance arrived. Women were screaming, and many in the crowd were moaning from the unexpected traumatic event. Several were shouting, “no pictures” and linking arms around the injured young man.

A man in the crowd attacked me when I attempted to take a photo and he threw the cell phone camera some 20 feet away. Another in the crowd returned the phone.

A few feet away a TV cameraman was shooting footage and a crowd of twenty or so men attacked and punched him, forcing him over the railing of the 14th Street BART Station.

The occupy encampments are increasingly becoming unsafe places for the media as well. Update: here is a photo of the cameraman being attacked.

Multiple media outlets are now reporting that the shooting victim has died. Two shooting deaths in one day? This ought to make the national news tomorrow.

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