A driver who crashed into the Chinese consulate's visa office in San Francisco was fatally shot by police on Monday afternoon, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The incident occurred around 3 pm when officers responded to a crash near Geary Boulevard and Laguna Street. The vehicle had come to a stop inside the lobby of the Chinese Consulate. After making contact with the suspect, the officers opened fire. The suspect was provided medical assistance at the scene but later died at a nearby hospital. Images on social media showed the consulate building covered with a tarp and cordoned off with crime scene tape. The investigation is ongoing, and the identity of the suspect has not been released. The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco condemned the attack, stating that it posed a serious threat to the safety of staff and visitors. The incident comes ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in San Francisco, where a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden is anticipated. The news of the incident has sparked shock and anger on Chinese social media platforms, with discussions on the topic receiving nearly 100 million views on Weibo.