Two Shot as World Series Celebrations Take Over San Francisco

Two people were shot and one person stabbed in San Francisco amid raucous celebrations following the Giants’ World Series victory, police said. The rowdiness included people setting bonfires in the streets and reports of bottles thrown at officers in some instances.

A gunshot victim walked into San Francisco General Hospital and said he was shot in the Mission District, according to police. A previous shooting was reported at 21st and Valencia in the neighborhood earlier in the night. That victim was injured in the arm, police said. Both shooting victims are expected to survive.

One other person was injured in a stabbing, police told The Associated Press.

City streets in areas including Market Street and the Mission District were taken over by large crowds celebrating the Giants' 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7. The team's World Series-clinching win came on the road, the same as in 2010 and 2012.

Police reported a number of bonfires and firecrackers including a large fire at 22nd and Mission. Large crowds could be seen climbing on top of buses in some areas. Police were seen in
riot gear in the Mission District and on Market Street. Some arrests were made but police had not released numbers as of late Wednesday.

One police officer was treated at a hospital for injuries, and other officers suffered minor injuries, Officer Gordon Shyy told the AP.

The widespread rowdy celebrations also caused most bus service to be suspended in San Francisco throughout the city and blocked traffic on streets including Market and Mission streets, according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority.

Some of those in the crowds on Mission Street were attending with their families.

"I gotta get up early for work tomorrow but it doesn't matter ... we don't know when its going to happen again," said Kenny Johansen, 51, of Pacifica, who brought his family to check out the post-game festivities in the Mission. "I skipped my homework for this." said Kasidy Johansen, 14, his daughter.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city will host a parade Friday. It is scheduled to start at noon at Market and Steuart Streets and continue down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza.

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