It has been a violent June in the Mission, as two out of the three homicides recorded in the neighborhood occurred in the past four days and, although unrelated, two blocks from each other.
First Dominic Anderson, 25, of San Francisco was shot at Mission and 15th streets on Friday at around 9:15 a.m. and later succumbed to his injuries.
Three days later on Monday at 9:50 p.m., Peter Myles, 57, a homeless man who frequented the 16th and Mission area, was found stabbed to death on 16th Street.
In the Myles case, police received a call about an unresponsive man on the corner of 16th and Capp streets shortly before 10 p.m., according to a news release.
According to three witness on the scene, who asked not to be named for fear of retribution, the suspect chased Myles east of Mission on the north side of 16th Street. Both Myles and the suspect were well known among those who hang out at the 16th Street BART Plaza, witnesses said.
One witness said that he watched as the suspect stopped chasing the victim and dropped his weapon. He then turned around and ran west on 16th Street. Meanwhile, the witness said, Myles collapsed on the corner near Capp Street.
The witness said he went up to the victim and blood “was gushing” from the victim’s groin area. Responding medics pronounced him dead on the scene.
The suspect, who is also known to frequent the area, left behind his cart, according to witnesses.
No arrests have been made and police have not released a description of the suspect.
Monday’s homicide appears to be unrelated to the Friday morning shooting, according to sources who frequent the area.
Police have released few details about the Anderson killing on Monday, saying only that the suspect fled in a four-door sedan. A property manager at Mission Properties Inc., a building with security cameras, declined to comment, citing the ongoing police investigation.
The shooting occurred across the street from the Walden House, Inc. health center, which provides day treatment for drug addicts. Anderson was not receiving services there, according to Rob Joyce, the communications manager for the agency, but the daytime incident shocked some of the patients.
“There were some clients who saw the victim receiving medical treatment,” he said, “and we provided the appropriate counseling.”