Two dozen people had gathered on Treat Avenue near 26th Street on Monday afternoon to remember their friend, Jesus Solis, a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Young men wearing red caps stood on the west side of Treat, across the street from Garfield Square, as young women looked on, crying. The mourners told Mission Local they were friends of the victim but declined to comment on what had happened.
The motive for the shooting is unclear and it is not known if the incident was gang-related, police department spokesman Albie Esparza told Mission Local.
Although some witnesses said they saw a man fleeing the scene on foot, it is not clear whether just one person was involved or if a larger group was at the scene when the shooting occurred, Esparza said.
A long-time resident of the neighborhood who wishes to remain anonymous said she heard shots being fired just after 3 p.m. Monday near the place where the first shooting occurred.
“Yesterday I was watering my tomato plants and I heard… two shots,” she said. She said he looked outside to the street and saw a man running away.
Police Captain Robert Moser said, “We did have reports of some shots fired yesterday…we have dedicated officers to that area.”
Police are urging anyone with information to call SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip at TIP411.
This story was updated at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 18.