'A bartender at the Napper Tandy bar a few doors down said she wasn’t working last night — but her coworker, who was, told her he heard the shots but assumed they were fireworks and thought nothing of it.'
Black deaths, albeit harrowing, have become commonplace. Even toddlers and children( of color) aren't spared of untimely violence. And, the latest to join the rapidly expanding list of youths who've become victims of racial violence is 15-year-old Day’von “Day Day” Hann. The teen, who was found lying in a puddle of his own blood, was shot dead on Monday morning. The incident was a result of shots that were fired, at least five or six times, in succession.
The victim hails from San Francisco and as per a report, the officers who arrived at the scene saw a vehicle drive away, and were unable to apprehend the drivers during an active pursuit. It is believed that Officer Curt Barr, a crime scene investigator who was still on the scene at 11 a.m. this morning, confirmed that multiple shots had been fired. Yet, so far, no suspects have been identified or apprehended in the case.
One of the few to speak up about the incident happens to be Edgardo Campos, owner of the nearby J.J. Jewelers on 24th Street. Edgardo mentioned that he was confronted with an active crime scene, early that morning when he showed up at work.
He stated: “They’d taped off the front of my shop,” he said, pointing out four fresh bullet holes in his windows and the mirror behind his workbench. Campos, who has operated his shop in the Mission District for more than three decades, also let in on a rather horrific revelation - that he wasn’t surprised by the shooting. “I’ve been robbed three times in 30 years, and shot at one time,” he said. “Just four days ago, some boys shot at my shop with a paint gun, from a moving bus.”
A bartender at the Napper Tandy bar a few doors down said she wasn’t working last night — but her coworker, who was, told her he heard the shots but assumed they were fireworks and thought nothing of it.
A neighbor, who witnessed this incident, called the ambulance and tried pacifying Hann that he'd be just fine. But, everyone knew it was too late.
As per another report on Mission Local, the series of events that finally led up to his death is heart-wrenching, to say the least. "Hann was alive, but not responsive. If he heard anything, if he took any comfort in these moments — his last — he didn’t register it. He died right there on the pavement, not so far from his home in the Mission-Bernal area. By the time paramedics arrived, all they could do was apply CPR in a pro forma manner and cover Hann’s body."
The report states that the 15-year-old was an innocent bystander who was the target of a group of men who were spotted scurrying off soon after the act. The incident occurred during the wee hours on Monday at 24th and Capp . While most assumed the gunshots to be mere fireworks, the gory aftermath cleared the air- that it was nothing but another episode of unsolicited violence. And the result cost a young boy his life.
Further investigation is underway.