Just after 2 a.m. this morning, a drive-by shooting occurred outside the Eagle on Harrison at 12th Street, killing one. According to former Pansy Division member/current Eagle employee/LJ user Patrock, the victim "was hanging out with two females on the Harrison side of the bar when two guys in a Jetta rolled up and fired 3 to 5 rounds," hitting the guy and spraying the SOMA hot spot with gunfire. He says:
Sometime around 2:10am as we were cleaning up, I heard someone pulling on the front doors to the bar. It's not necessarily an unusual thing but I heard some voices getting loud on the other side of the wall though couldn't make out what they were saying. I ignored it and went about cleaning.
It was maybe 2:17am, about five loud gun shots came from just on the other side of the south wall of the bar on Harrison Street. I instantly hit the deck under the bar and in front of the cooler. (...) Nobody realized what just had happened and thought it was a box falling over or something...thinking I was being paranoid. Almost immediately we heard multiple sirens heading toward us. The first squad car pulls up and you could see them on the security camera. They get out of the car and slowly move around to the other side of the building. After things start to look calm through the camera, I go outside to see what happened. There was a drive by shooting. A guy was murdered right out front of the bar. Apparently the victim was hanging out with two females on the Harrison side of the bar when two guys in a Jetta rolled up and fired 3 to 5 rounds. The two females fled the scene.
A bullet went through the south wall, under the benches and lodged itself into one of the steps by the pool table. This crossed about two feet from where I was when the shots went off.
Altered image credit: Patrock