Gunfight at Harrison and 24th

Harrison littered with casings, marked by yellow triangles, after gunfight.

Harrison littered with casings, marked by yellow triangles, after gunfight.

En Español.

A gunfight that broke out early this afternoon on Harrison Street near 24th ended with one male victim in the hospital and bullet casings littering the street, according to police and witnesses.

The incident began at around 12:15 p.m., when the suspect approached the victim on the 2800 block of Harrison Street and fired a 9mm gun several times, said Officer Albie Esparza, a spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department.

The victim was wounded in the chest.

Witnesses on the scene said that a friend of the victim returned fire as the suspect fled on foot, running south down Harrison and then west on 25th Street.

“There are a lot of Norteños in this block,” said a witness who lives nearby and heard the shots.

Bullet case on the scene.

“I saw a black vehicle speed away after the shots,” said another neighbor, who didn’t want to give his name for fear of reprisals. The vehicle turned out to be the victim’s friend rushing him to the hospital. The victim is expected to survive.

“I am glad they are killing each other,” said another resident of the area. “That place is always packed with Norteños.”

The suspect was described as a male in his mid-20s. He was wearing a black sweatshirt at the time of the gunfight.

Esparza said that the incident is being investigated by the gang task force, but he could not confirm at this point if it was gang-related.

A shooting early Saturday morning on 17th and Mission left 24-year-old Aldo Troncoso dead. Friends have kept vigil at a memorial set up at the site, and several fights have broken out there, but no one has been arrested.

“At this point we don’t know if this is related to other incidents,” Esparza said, referring to the homicide on Saturday and a stabbing earlier on Saturday morning.

A bullet hole in a nearby house.

Esparza said there has been a spike in violence during the past week, and assured Mission Loc@l that SFPD has been redeploying forces to curb the violence. “Our number-one priority is public safety,” he said.

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30 Comments

  1. SCUM

    A black SUV was seen speeding away from the 17th shooting. I wonder if the SUV carrying “the victim” was the same one.

  2. The shooting Sunday night on Alabama St. just across Cesar Chavez was both more recent and nearer this incident than the shooting on 17th and Mission.

    • Mark: You’re right and thank you, Best, Lydia

      • SCUM

        17th and 24th are claimed by two different gangs that seem to be starting up a war again.

        • lizbett

          All life is valuable, regardless! How dare you say such horrid things? How can mission local incite such …..! It is so insensitive and disrespectful to the family to even print his street name! Have some respect and cultural sensitivity before taking your stories to print, please.

  3. CRS

    Well, if this guy’s street name was anything like the guy who was shot at Mission/17th Street’s street name (Trigger), then good riddance!

  4. pete

    let’s report accurate descriptions of suspects please…The shooter suspect, described as a Hispanic male, 5’10” in his mid-20s….per Sf examiner….

    • Pete: We don’t normally use racial or ethnic identifiers simply because they aren’t confirmed and without being more specific, they end up implicating way too many people. If the description was more specific we would use it. Best, Lydia, editor

      • Zeb

        Hence the term “general description”. Just for fun lets do a suppose; suppose the suspect was described as, ” 5ft-10in, White, with White hair, and weird eyes, and a big-you know –like-ummm-a Jewish-like nose-like you see in them old drawings”. You don’t publish it. Next morning a 5′-9″ albino with a prominent hooked proboscis is arrested after kidnapping 2 reports from your office and for holding a 4 year old as sex slave and shooting an old lady in the face. I think its a silly policy but not likely to cause harm. If the police want to they could release an official description if they thought it would help, then I think you would need to question your ethical perspective.

        • Pete

          Why give a description at all then? Saying someone has ‘a Jewish like nose’ like Zeb said is first of all completely subjective and also racist. It is entirely appropriate to give the persons race in a description.

  5. dmh

    Ugh how lame. I was right outside my house a half block away when the gunshots rang out. They sounded like they were getting closer, so I went inside and then the cops showed up shortly after.

    I hope we aren’t looking at another gang war :( It was nice and quiet for a while.

  6. david c

    Why do we tolerate this c.ap?

  7. reminece

    rip trigger always i our heart people should have more respect n not talk about things they really dnt noe about

  8. megaloo

    Sounds like there was a meeting last night with Supervisor Campos, SFPD, and community leaders. Does Mission Local have any insight on that meeting? There is some info here: http://www.ktvu.com/news/27061417/detail.html and here: http://sfappeal.com/news/2011/03/sfpd-says-theyre-trying-to-stop-rising-tide-of-violence-in-mission.php – but would like to get your take on things.

    • We did not get to that meeting, but we were out in the community reporting and there will be a new piece up soon. In addition, we will be at the meeting today (Thursday) at 1:30 p.m. with community leaders and Supervisor Campos. It’s at Everett Middle School. Best, Lydia

  9. SCUM

    I have had plenty of friends who died while caught up in lifestyles that were dangerous and or illegal. I mourn for who they once were,not who they became. You carry on doing things that put innocent people in harms way you are not worthy of respect.

  10. nhr_215

    Really Lydia? Then why disclose that the shooter was male and in their mid 20s? Is that confirmed? Doesn’t that “implicate” all 20yo males??? Your reasoning does not hold water. That is such BS. This is racially biased reporting. You obviously refuse to publish the ethnicity of the victim or the assailant so as not to confirm racial stereotypes. Well sorry, the facts are the facts. This was a young hispanic male. This was obviously gang-related. These are the facts of the matter. If it was a young white male I would want to know as well.

  11. michael

    ok. let’s stop talking about trigger. do you have an update on the guy that innocently got stabbed on 16th, or the guy that got shot on Army, or the guy that died on Dakota?

  12. Xiver

    …. . we dont need no more scrapz in the Mission..

  13. Father in the Mission

    You posters recommending respect for the dead…respect is earned dead or alive and these pathetic bangers do not have my respect nor that of most Mission residents. I must say that as long as they keep knocking each other off, that’s more than the SFPD can do….so keep it up Sureño and Norteño cupcakes!

  14. Local

    I’m sick of people referring to these crimes as “killing their own people”, Norteños and Sureños are completely different. just because they may share some of the same ancestry, don’t group racist ignorant southerners who have no place reppin socal in san francisco in with northerners, northern homeboys are black, brown, white and even some have asian heritage, ……

    • TRU MISION REZ

      LMAO NORTENOS ARE NOT ANY OF THE OTHER RACES YOU JUST DESCRIBED, ITS SAD THAT MY CHICANO PEOPLE CREATED NORTE AND TRECE AND THAT OTHER RACES HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE STUPID DESTRUCTION OF OUR OWN PEOPLE, BUT YET, WE’RE THE PNLY ONE’S THAT INCLUDE OTHER RACES, I DONT SEE LATINOS BANGING BGF, ARYAN BROTHERHOOD, TRI-ADS OR ANY NON LATINO CRIME BS, BUT YET HE WE ARE, LETTING OTHER RACES HELP US IN OUR SELF GENOCIDE, SAD AND PATHETIC, IM A X-ENE AND I’VE NEVER CONSIDERED A NON LATINO A ENE OR A “NORTHERNER” (SINCE YOU WANT TO AMERICANIZE IT LMFAO).

    • nhr_215

      you’re an idiot. they are the same people. Young criminals shooting each other No one cares about what geographic area of the state these bums come from except other gangmembers competing for bragging rights. These are THE SAME PEOPLE. You are killing your own people. Sorry, wearing the color red versus the color blue does not make someone “totally different people” unless you are a moron gangbanger.

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