A 22-year-old Twitter employee was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District. Courtney Broussea was hit by gunfire around 8:20 p.m. while he was picking up take-out. Police report that two men, also in their 20s stepped out of their car and began firing, before speeding away.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, around 50 to 60 shots were fired. The intended target has not been made clear, but another person was injured with non-life threatening injuries.
As well as his job at Twitter, Broussea volunteered at the California YMCA Youth and Government program. He was a Berkeley graduate who also helped the homeless community.
Twitter’s head of People and Marketing, Leslie Berland, remembered Broussea on Twitter, “Today we lost a beloved Tweep, and we’re collectively heartbroken.. I’ve spent a lot of time on Courtney’s timeline to get to know him better. What I discovered is he was the best of us.#LoveForCourtney.”
Broussea also shared his final moments on Twitter, he posted a picture of his burrito at a park with the caption, “I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores Park and for a brief moment everything felt okay.”