Nov 10, 2011 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(7:42 PST): According to this new video, released by an Occupy Oakland activist who witnessed the incident, the shooting occurred during a fight over “a bag of weed.” He concludes: “It’s gotten real nasty down here, real fast.”
UPDATE (7:14 pm PST): The victim is dead, according to the San Francisco Chronicle and KTVU.
Earlier Story: Man shot on plaza near Occupy Oakland encampment
(11-10) 17:36 PST Oakland, Calif. (AP) –
A man was shot Thursday near the Oakland encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have been occupying for the last month.
The shooting happened just before 5 p.m. on the edge of the plaza outside Oakland City Hill. The Occupy Oakland encampment sits in the middle of the plaza.
Paramedics on the scene were tending the bleeding man, whose condition wasn’t immediately known. Police were interviewing witnesses and trying to contain a crowd of protesters who had tried to prevent television cameramen from taking video…