Updated 11/4 at 7:00AM
A police summary of the incident obtained by Mission Loc@l provides additional information, but shows conflicting accounts between police and witnesses.
The daily crime log describes the victim as a 22-year-old Hispanic male who suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their twenties.
While two witnesses at the scene told Mission Loc@l that a car drove by and shot at the victim, the police account says 1-2 suspects approached the victim on the sidewalk, shot him once, and fled on foot.
No other details were available from Mission Station, however Captain Greg Corrales confirmed this case is now being handled by the police department’s Gang Task Force.
As reported 11/3, 3 a.m.
Police responded to a shooting outside 1933 Mission Street, between 15th and 16th streets, at 11 p.m. Tuesday night. There was one confirmed victim, who was transported to the hospital. The entrance to the building and the sidewalk surrounding it were cordoned off with police tape.
A dozen or so officers were on the scene, some wearing latex gloves, others shining flashlights on the stoop and sidewalk, searching for evidence. One officer was overheard saying, “There’s a slug over here in the wall.” On the ground next to the gated entrance was a towel, a black backpack and what appeared to be a pool of blood. Residents who needed to leave the building did so through the garage.
Most neighbors and onlookers at the scene said they weren’t even aware of the shooting until the police arrived. Some witnesses nearby said they saw a car drive by the apartment complex and open fire on as many as three male individuals standing at the gate.
One man, who lives in a building directly across from the incident, said he heard two shots as he was watching television. When he went to his window, which faces the crime scene, he said two or three people ran down the stairs to help a person on the ground. “I heard someone yelling, ‘Mom!'” he said.
Shortly after, one person ran from the scene, crossing Mission toward 15th before disappearing from sight.
Some said they believe the violence was gang-related.
“I heard three shots,” said a woman who lives on the block but refused to identify herself for fear of retaliation. “If I said anything, they will know who said it and shoot me next.”
A resident of the apartment complex was told by police that he could not get into the premises before at least 2 a.m.
The resident said he knows the victim and that he belonged to the Surenos, a known Mission gang. “I know these people, but I don’t want to say anything else, people are looking down from the windows,” he said.
At least three people interviewed at the scene left with police for further questioning, but none had been handcuffed. Police declined to say if they have any suspects or possible motives at this time.
Officers said they could not confirm any details while the case is under investigation, but were able to confirm that one victim was involved.
“I am praying for his life,” said Jude, who said he saw the victim being put in an ambulance.