‘Completely oblivious’ cellphone users didn’t see a gunman in their midst

Passengers on San Francisco’s Muni train were so focused on their smartphones that they didn’t notice a man drawing and pointing his gun until he shot university student Justin Valdez, District Attorney George Gascón says. As SFGate reports, security footage from September 23rd captured “dozens” of passengers apparently ignoring a man who drew a .45-caliber pistol several times, pointed it across the aisle, and eventually shot Valdez as he stepped off the train. “These weren’t concealed movements — the gun is very clear,” Gascón told SFGate. “These people are in very close proximity with him, and nobody sees this. They’re just so engrossed, texting and reading and whatnot. They’re completely oblivious of their surroundings.”

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