Club 26 Mix. Photo taken by Annika Hom, Jan. 25, 2022.

Evagelia Masaniai, 40, was stabbed repeatedly and died during a bar fight at Club 26 Mix on Friday.

Masaniai, a San Francisco resident who worked at Cunningham Moving and Storage, is survived by a son and girlfriend, according to social media. His identity was confirmed by San Francisco’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

According to police officers, a fight broke out at Club 26 Mix, near Mission and 26th streets, Friday night. When officers arrived at the nightclub at 11:49 p.m., they discovered Masaniai had already suffered apparent knife wounds. Despite medical efforts, he died at the scene. 

A Club 26 Mix employee confirmed the incident to Mission Local, but because he wasn’t working that Friday’s shift, declined to provide details. 

The cashier at the Stop & Shop Market at Mission and 26th streets said he was not there at the time of the attack, but remembers police officers arriving around 11:45 p.m. Friday and erecting a barricade. “It all happened inside,” he told Mission Local. 

As of Monday, no arrests have been made, police said. The incident is being investigated as a homicide and will be overseen by the San Francisco Police Department Homicide Detail. 

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

This story will be updated if we learn more.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found here. Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

The SFPD’s data on crime can be found here.


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REPORTER. Annika Hom is our inequality reporter through our partnership with Report for America. Annika was born and raised in the Bay Area. She previously interned at SF Weekly and the Boston Globe where she focused on local news and immigration. She is a proud Chinese and Filipina American. She has a twin brother that (contrary to soap opera tropes) is not evil.

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  1. Bad things happen no place is perfect! There’s no need to shut this place down. People should wait until all the information comes out before judging.

  2. The club ahould be shut down. I use to go there, and on Fridays/Saturdays especially, the security would pat everyone down. Where did they get weapon inside the club? Place has got to go for the sake of the community just like la oficina that shut dkwn after a murder.

  3. The bar is a nuisance to the tenants that live above it & its business neighbors. Bar patrons leave a trail of trash, urine, & vomit on the street, & rev their engines after last call. People are not stabbed at all bars, & it’s no surprise a murder happened here. Shut it down!
    Mission Local, please follow up to see if the bar cooperates with the investigation. Thx!

  4. This place should not be shut down, and the person responsible is the person who did the killing not the club!

  5. There are fights in and outside of that place constantly. The police are there multiple times a week. 26 Mix is a drag on city resources and the neighborhood. They should lose their liquor license.

    1. Shutting the place down is like scapegoating the venue. It doesn’t get rid of the stabber from going to another venue.