At the scene of the shooting. (Deia de Brito)

In the Mission District’s third homicide this year, two people were killed in a Sunday afternoon shooting at Papa Potrero’s Pizza at 24th Street and Potrero Avenue. Police believe the shootings are gang related.

Both victims were shot in the restaurant, according to witnesses. One died in the hospital and another died on 24th Street between Hampshire and Potrero, according to witnesses.

Sgt. Wilfred Williams confirmed that two people had been shot and killed, and a third person sustained non-life threatening injuries and remains in the hospital.

Police officers gathered in front of Papa Potrero’s Pizza. Photo by Deia de Brito.

Williams said that two suspects were in custody. He said that police were able to apprehend the suspects quickly because after Friday’s homicide, they put officers from the gang task force and undercover unit in the area.

One witness said he was inside the restaurant having a beer and pizza when an argument broke out. He saw bar stools flying, and he ran out of the bar when he heard someone say, call the police.

Outside, he and other witnesses heard four shots and watched an injured man run out of the bar and then fall near Hampshire Street.  At 5:31 p.m., the body was still on 24th Street covered with a yellow tarp.

At 6:46 pm police removed the body from the scene.

Relatives of one of the victims gathered near the cordoned-off crime scene, hugged each other and cried.

The Department of Public Health’s crisis response unit were at the scene, and said they were the unit in charge of assisting the relatives of the victims.

Onlookers standing nearby talked about the victim as a 27-year-old man who had recently lost his mother.  They declined to give any name or details and their information could not be independently confirmed.

The cordoned off intersection of 24th and Hampshire Streets. Photo by Deia de Brito.

Plain clothes and uniformed officers were interviewing witnesses and cordoned off the area up to Hampshire Street. Shattered glass littered the area outside the restaurant.

Police went to a house on 24th Street near Hampshire Street after 4 p.m. and appeared to arrest one man in his early 30s.

The shooting occurred soon after a hit and run  crash at 3:40 p.m. near South Van Ness and 20th Streets, though it is unclear whether the two incidents are related.

The first murder in the Mission District this year occurred on Friday.

Rosa Ramirez

Rosa Ramirez grew up listening to stories about her father and uncles migrating from a small rural town in Mexico to work in the garment district in Los Angeles. Now, as a reporter for Mission Loc@l,...

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  1. Really sad. Just happened to pass by after it happened while walking home from the park. Afternoon went from sunny to somber. Prayers to the families. A woman singing sad ballad with band at nearby restaurant on our walk home.

  2. Just saw the aftermath of this on my way to work. That is very sad, but not a huge surprise, Papa’s is a shady joint. If people could stop blowing people away on my street, that would be great. Damn.

  3. This is such a tragedy. I don’t understand what is going through peoples heads. You only have one life to live!! You don’t only kill that person – you kill their families too!!! Just unbelievable. I lost my son to a violent animal!!! For no reason – just because!!

    Moni

  4. RIP to my boy CISCO who was the one fataly shot and dead at the scene.
    You will be missed.
    Wrong place @ the wrong time.

  5. One of the guys was my neighbor Frank. Friendly guy – recent father. I guess he just couldn’t escape his past. RIP.

  6. SO SAD 🙁 One of the victims that died yesterday happens to be my cousin. He will be deeply missed. Our Family is hurting very bad for such a great lost my heart hurt’s very bad right now

    1. Thank you for your comment. We’re very sorry for your loss. All the best, Lydia Chavez, Managing Editor, Mission Loc@l

  7. Frank “Peanut” was my boy man, not to mention my fiance’s Best Friend…This is a terrible loss to a lot of us!! Our prayers and thoughts are with Peanut, Cisco, and their families!! When will it ever end?

  8. thanks, for all the good thoughs for those who knew my brother Frank, he was a great guy, the family thank you.

  9. Frank was a cool guy and a good neighbor, lived a couple houses away. Always washing his cars and hanging out, always had a friendly “what’s up” nod. Really sad.

    Definitely not like the scum gangbangers around here, lurking like cockroaches and yelling at each other at all hours.

  10. DAM PANCHO I WILL MISS YOU LOTS ITS GNA BE SAD NOT SEEING YOU AT THE REC NOMORE OR WITH G AT OC BUTMAY YOU REST IN PEACE TRUST ME WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU

  11. I know Frank since he was a kid. He used to hang out with my nephew when
    they were teenagers, he would come over my house and just hang out. I used to see him all the time since I would drive trough his block on my way home. I saw him about three weeks ago and he gave me a big smile.

  12. Thia is some f&%#@d up news!!!! I had much luv for Cisco and Frank and neither one of them deserved to go like this! Not gang affiliated at the least, but yet thats automatically assumed. These were two strong, respectful, fun loving, and very cool individuals and they will both forever be in my heart. They say only the good die young. RIP

  13. I lived in the same building as Frank for three years. He was a kind, responsible, honest, and caring man. Frank was an integral part of the neighborhood and will be deeply missed.

  14. I lived next door to frank all my life. We use to call each other cousins. His family and mine go way back. I remember cisco from everett middle school days. Both will be missed and never forgotten.

  15. FRANK YOU WERE LIKE A LIL BROTHER TO US ALL I NEW YOU FOR OVER 35 YEARS AND IT MAKES ME SO SICK TO HEAR ALL THESE REPORTERS SAYING YOU WERE A GANGBANGER. EVERYONE ON SHOTWELL KNOWS THIS IS NOT TRUE. WE ALL WOULD WERE RED OR BURGUNDY, RED AND WHITE,ORANGE AND WHITE, BLACK AND ORANGE, GOLD AND BLUE, WE ALL GREW UP AS 49ER,GIANTS, AND WARRIORS FANS. THERE WAS NO COLORS TO PICK GROWING UP WE LOVED OUR TEAMS AND BECAUSE THE COLOR OF CHOICE BY NORTENO’S IS RED THESE REPORTERS ARE SAYING YOU AND CISCO ARE GANGBANGERS. WERE YOU CALLED A BANGER WHEN YOU WERE FITTED UP IN GIANTS GEAR,OR WARRIORS GEAR. OR IS IT BECAUSE YOU WERE RAISED IN THE MISSION LOVED THE 49ERS AND WORE A RED THROWBACK
    JESSIE SAPOLU JERSEY IS THAT WHAT MADE YOU A GANGBANGER. THESE REPORTERS HAVE TO GET THERE STORIES STRAIGHT. OTHER WISE THE POLICE SHOULD GO TO A 49ER HOME GAME AND ARREST HALF THE FANS THAT ARE DRESSED THE SAME WAY OR IS IT YOU CAN ONLY DRESS LIKE THIS AT THE GAME. I LOVE AND MISS YOU FRANK. YOU BRO JUNIOR 1 OF THE ORIGINALS WHO GREW UP ON SHOTWELL

  16. I sit here with tears in my eyes as I read all these posts…To think that the MEDIA labels Cisco and Frank “GANG MEMBERS”…They only report what they hear from those who don’t know shit…And because of those young fools who claim that their from Shotwell…We know who “Los Originals” are…My days have been long from the time we heard of this tragedy…Neither one of you should have suffered this fate…We all have had a long year and a half with the loss of Dave Martinez, Rich Contreras and now the both of you…As it is said in scripture “On the third day he rose again”…Today marks day three and it is time for you to join your brother Lucas, my brother Larry, sister Terri and dad Lou plus our Lord Jesus Christ who will guide you to eternal happiness…From those at 1010 and all the rest of the Shotwell Family we will miss you Frank Pena And Cisco Cornejo…May the Lord also be with your mom, your lady and your son,Jr….I have faith that you will be saving a place for us when it is our time…Lou…

  17. Eventhough i never knew them i heard about them and i heard good things about them.
    Rest In Peace To Frank and cisco.
    — So Sad :[ —

  18. I used to live a couple doors down from Frank. Super friendly guy, was always nice to my wife and me. Rest in peace.

    For all you Nortenos and Surenos reading this, cut it out. Life is beautiful, and you make a mockery of it.

  19. I JUST WANNA SAY TO LA FAMILIA WHO IS SUFFERING MORE THAN ANYONE CAN IMAGINE “I AM DEEPLY DEEPLY SORRY FOR THIS HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE” I HAVE BROTHERS FROM AROUND THE WAY AND THE THOUGHT OF LOOSING ANYONE OF THEM TO A GUN FIGHT LIKE THIS MAKES ME BREAKDOWN AND CRY LIKE A CHILD. DAMMIT WITH THESE EVIL LITTLE BOYS CARRYING GUNS THINKING THEY ARE TOUGH…THINKING THEY ARE REAL MEN…THINKING THEY ARE “SIC-WIT-IT” I JUST WANT TO SAY SOMETHING TO THESE BOYS WHO CHOOSE TO PULL THE TRIGGER…”YOU STOLE SOMETHING PRICELESS AND IRREPLACEABLE…YOU DID THE WORST THING A HUMAN BEING CAN DO TO ANOTHER HUMAN ON THIS EARTH….YOU RIPPED AND SHREDDED THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER SOUL..SO TELL ME…DO YOU FEEL LIKE A MAN? I GOT NEWS FOR YOU TRIGGER-HAPPY BOYS…YOU ARE NOT A MAN…NOR A SICKASS NIGGA…NOR A TOUGH GUY…..YOU ARE SIMPLY A DEMON LURKING THIS WORLD CAUSING AGONY…THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU AND IT’S CALLED HELL! CHANGE YOUR LIFE AROUND ((((NOW))))) STAY AWAY FROM THE STREETS…FIND YOURSELF A GIRLFRIEND, STAY HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY. GET RID OF YOUR GUNS…OH YOU FEEL UNSAFE WITH OUT IT??? WELL GET SAFE AND GET OUT OF THE CITY…OUT OF THE STATE…HOW ABOUT THAT!!!

  20. It’s sad to knw that my childhood friend is gone I will always have you in my heart n my mind I will miss you alot… I LOVE YOU GERBAL R.I.P

  21. Shotwell street will never be the same without you Frank. I will always remember you washing your cars on saturday mornings and listening to salsa music. You will never be forgotten Frank. Rest in Peace.

  22. I’m going miss U bro… way back in days playing hoops at mission Rec went to mission high school always treated me was like a brother… dam… it was just a week ago I was driving by to see if were out there on shotwell st… RIP we’ll never forget U!….

  23. Oh Cisco aka Gerbil-My heart goes out to your family and friends!I was good friends with your mom Anna-I watched you grow up!I will sure miss your beautiful smile!It won’t be the same without you at Mission Park on the basketball court!Rest in Peace! Love Willie and Bruce Castillo

  24. nobodys an innocent party..
    when all you know/have is the mob mentality, or are just accustom to harsher way of surviving.. familys all u got..even if it is the streets.. love u tank! ul never b forgotten.

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