Remnants of yellow police tape remained attached to the corners of an unmarked house in the 800 block of Florida Street between 20th and 21st streets Monday morning after police marked off the area after a Sunday night shooting.
Neighbors surrounding the area said they heard the shots and the aftermath of moaning from the 18-year old Hispanic male shot at 9:05p.m. as he was walking into his home. His injuries were not life threatening.
Police said that two suspects, both 18-year old males, shot the victim, after he refused to turn over his house keys.
However neighbors, who had their windows open to cool down after the weekend heat, remained adamant that the shooting was drug related. All of those who spoke to Mission Loc@l asked that their names not be used because they feared retribution.
“The house is known for drug activity, ”said one neighbor referring to the light blue house whose street address has been removed from all parts of the house . He has lived on the block for 50 years.
Another neighbor who has lived on the street for 20 years described the consistent foot and car traffic to the home “It’s like a McDonald’s with out the fries,” he said adding that he believed the drug sales to be mostly marijuana.
When asked what he thought about the activity on the street he replied, “There is not much you can do.”
The neighbors who gathered around 9:30 a.m. on Monday were pessimistic about past attempts to organize a neighborhood watch. Another remembered a weekly street walk he participated in called Calle 22, but that has since dissolved.
All said they did not feel comfortable reporting drug activity to the Mission Police Station. “ If you report drug activity the first thing they do is send a cop car to your house and then everyone knows you are talking,” one said.
One neighbor remembered being personally attacked after he reported drug activity on the street.
If you would like to report drug activity or any other safety concern, police have a confidential tip line: 415.575.4444
No arrests have been made in the shooting. The victim is currently in stable condition.