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A 22-year-old Twitter employee has died after being shot while picking up take-out in San Francisco

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A 22-year-old Twitter employee has died after being shot while picking up take-out in San Francisco
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  • A 22-year-old Twitter employee died Monday night after being shot in San Francisco, the city's chief medical examiner confirmed to Business Insider.
  • The Twitter employee, Courtney Brousseau, was shot Friday while picking up takeout in the Mission District, which he posted a picture of on Twitter that night, according to local reports.
  • Brousseau was reportedly a recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and had started his job at Twitter in September.
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A 22-year-old Twitter employee has died after being shot in San Francisco's Mission District, the city's office of the chief medical examiner confirmed to Business Insider.

The Twitter employee, Courtney Brousseau, was taken to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center on Friday after he was shot while picking up take-out. He died on Monday night, the hospital told Business Insider. Brousseau had recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and had started working at Twitter in September as a product manager.

The incident was first reported by local TV station KTVU.

A photo posted Friday night from Brousseau's Twitter account shows the 22-year-old posing in front of Dolores Park with a burrito in hand, with the caption: "I just ate a delicious burrito in Dolores park and for a brief moment everything felt okay."

City authorities told the San Francisco Chronicle that 50 to 60 shots were fired Friday night at an intersection five blocks from Mission Dolores Park. The shooting left Brousseau critically wounded and an 18-year-old man injured.

No arrests have been made yet in connection with the shooting, police told the Chronicle. Two men were seen getting out of a vehicle before opening fire, and driving away from the scene, the authorities told KTVU.

Twitter did not respond immediately to Business Insider's request for comment. In a message posted to Twitter on Monday night, chief marketing officer Leslie Berland wrote that the company was "heartbroken."

"Today we lost a beloved Tweep, and we're collectively heartbroken" Berland said on Twitter. "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."

Brousseau was an associate product manager at Twitter, according to his Twitter account. According to the Chronicle, he was a transit advocate and previously interned for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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