Shooting, bomb scare spur Mission district lockdown 

The Mission district swarmed with cops Wednesday, with a bomb scare shutting down streets and evacuating buildings and a nearby shooting halting BART trains and locking down a middle school.

Around 10:30 a.m., a bomb squad was called to investigate a “suspicious ordinance” that was dropped off at the Salvation Army donation center at 26th Street and San Jose Avenue.

Surrounding streets were closed off and nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution.

Just before noon, a 19-year-old man was shot in the hip in the BART Plaza at bustling 24th and Mission streets. After he was shot he walked about a block before collapsing near the McDonald’s, police said.

The shooting forced the lockdown of nearby Horace Mann Middle School.

BART also halted trains after San Francisco police told the agency that two suspects ran into the station following the shooting, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

Witnesses say one of the suspects was Latino and the other black, and one of the two was wearing a white hat and blue jacket, Esparza said.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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