What's With the Shootings Outside Clubs?



Last week it was a shooting outside the New Parish; this weekend it was multiple shootings, including two women shot near 1015 Folsom and a German tourist who was fatally shot outside Ruby Skye, according to the San Jose Mercury News. In the most recent cases, the clubs did not appear to play a role in the crimes because Ruby Skye was closed and it's not clear whether the other victims had been inside 1015 Folsom. Still, the incidents continue to cast a shadow on the local club scene. Jelly's A Dance Cafe is facing eviction over a July shooting outside that venue (the second such incident in the club's history), and a protest is planned for Friday.