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Flowers, candles, hand written notes and parts of a Public Works unifrom mark the spot where Jermaine Jackson Jr. was gunned down on November 30. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Police Make Arrest Connected to Fatal Shooting of City Worker

Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of Jermaine Jackson Jr., a 27-year-old Public Works employee and father of two. According to a statement issued by the San Francisco Police Department on December 1, officers located 26-year-old Michael Higginbotham at 5:30 p.m. in Vallejo on November 30 – some ten hours after Jackson was gunned down – where he was...
The shooting at 25th and Vermont streets on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

City Worker Slain in Shooting at 25th and Vermont

A 27-year-old worker with the Department of Public Works was shot and killed Wednesday morning in the Mission District while working on a graffiti crew, according to city officials. Jermaine Jackson Jr. was shot near 8 a.m. at the corner of 25th and Vermont streets, police said, and taken to San Francisco General Hospital two blocks away. He died at the hospital. “The...
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Updated: Man Shot in Clarion Alley, Mission High School Student Injured in Dolores Park Brawl

Gun Violence A 26-year-old man was shot in Clarion Alley and transported to the hospital early Monday morning in non-life-threatening condition. The man was walking home at about 3:30 a.m. when another man approached him from behind, firing at least one shot at the victim, according to police. The gunman then fled on foot, running down Clarion Alley towards Mission...
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Man Injured in Shooting Near Dolores Park

A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Hancock Street, near Church Street between 19th and 18th streets, on Tuesday evening. Police responded to a Shot Spotter shot-detection device activation on Hancock Street at 7:57 p.m., immediately after which witnesses reported seeing a vehicle parked on the street and hearing verbal commotion. The witnesses said they initially hid from view, and when...
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Man Shot, Critically Injured, in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was shot and injured at 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, police report. The man was being pursued down 17th Street near Harrison Street by two male suspects, one of whom pulled out a silver revolver and fired at the victim. The man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. Robbery  At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman...
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Shooting Injures One Near SF General Hospital

A man was shot and injured at 23rd and Vermont streets shortly after 8 p.m. on Monday. Battalion Chief Michael Thompson of the San Francisco Fire Department confirmed the injury. He did not know the victim’s condition. Police closed 23rd Street to vehicle traffic between Kansas Street and Potrero Avenue, and the 48 bus line was also halted. Crime is trauma and the county...
Valerie Tulier-Luiwa, facilitator of Mission Peace Collaborative, asks children of Mission Neighborhood Center to read their pledge, at Mission and 24th Streets, on November 4, 2016. Photo by Julio Marcial

Communities Rally for Reprieve from Gun Violence

Organizers, politicians, and young people rallied at 24th and Mission streets on Friday night, calling for a 60-day moratorium on street violence and enlisting local political leaders to pledge to create policies that would divert young people from crime. “We don’t want any mothers, fathers, sisters or brothers crying. We want everyone to go to the holidays and every family...
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Group of Robbers Injures Victim, Shots Fired in SF Mission

Shots were fired on San Carlos Street near 19th Street early Tuesday morning, police report. A witness had been walking on the street around 1:15 a.m. when she saw a man, about 20 years old, pull out a handgun and start shooting, though it is unclear what he was targetting. No one was injured, and the suspect drove away in a gold Toyota...
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Shots Fired on Folsom, Trash Can Fires on Valencia

Shots were fired just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, police report, at 19th and Folsom streets. When officers arrived, they located several casings but no victim. One man who works nearby said the shots were fired from a car – police report two vehicles may have been involved, a silver sedan and a black sedan. “A lot of pops went down the street,”...
Captain Joseph McFadden, of Ingleside Police Station, addresses community members concerned about recent shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...
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Shooting Injures 13-year-old in SF Mission

Update 10/11/16: The victim’s injuries are now described as life-threatening. Police report a shooting Sunday night injured a 13-year-old boy, who was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. at 26th and Valencia streets. No arrests have yet been made and no suspect information was available. Witnesses told police two men were...
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Shooting Injures Two, One Critically, in Bernal Heights

This story was updated (10/9/16) with additional information from neighbors and again 10/11/16 with additional information on events leading up to the shooting from police. A shooting left two people injured, one in life-threatening condition, on Saturday night, according to police. In a crime blotter released three days after the incident, both victims were described as having non-life-threatening injuries. One of the victims was transported...
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Second SF Mission Shooting in Two Days Leaves Man Injured

A 22-year-old man was shot with a handgun at 8:22 p.m. on Tuesday night, police report. The male suspect approached the victim on Mission Street near 15th Street, fired several gunshots that struck the victim several times, then fled on foot. Looks like someone just got shot in the shoulder near Fidas Market on Mission between 15th/16th. Here’s the scene. pic.twitter.com/SJUNHzXT5f...
A tag that reads "RIP Happy" and "Rigo" marks the spot near the intersection of 24th and Shotwell streets where the two men were gunned down just a few days apart. Photo By Laura Waxmann

Shotwell St. Violence Claims Life of Man Gunned Down in June

For three months, Fidel Amezcua, known to most by the name Happy, fought for his life. But on Saturday the 29-year-old, who worked as a custodian for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, succumbed to the injuries from a gunshot wound to his abdomen that had left him in critical condition on June 26. “I want people to know...
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Man Injured in Shooting in SF Mission

Police report a man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries on 23rd Street between Treat Avenue and Folsom Street at 11:51 p.m. on Monday night. The man, aged 28, was leaning into the passenger side window of a car and talking with the male suspect seated inside, a roughly 25-year-old man. After “words were exchanged,” according to police, the suspect fired shots...