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Upscale culture and gang violence share a small space

Sep 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM- latimes.com
In San Francisco's Mission District, gang violence is layered atop the flourishing restaurant and club scene that has grown up in recent years.

Reporting from San Francisco -- The first in a spate of casualties in this city's hipster haven was a quiet 22-year-old who held two jobs and sent money home to his mother in Mexico's Yucatan region. Gaspar Puch-tzek was grabbing a cigarette outside the swank Mission District restaurant where he worked on Aug. 30 when he was mistaken for a gang member and shot in the face.


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