Four squad cars and some eight police officers were on the corner of 24th and Mission outside the McDonald’s this afternoon after someone fired shots at around 2:30 p.m. near the corner fast food chain.
A nearby business owner said that she sees a group of teenagers standing outside “all the time” and that when they’re around, the “air changes” on the corner and that “the neighborhood is unsafe.” She saw them again right before shots went off. She doesn’t know if they were involved but said she saw teenagers running down 24th Street after the shots.
Right before the shots were fired, a local employee came into her business and said, “Be careful, close the door.” She did and the shots were fired soon afterwards. Police were on the scene within 10 minutes, she said.
She had several clients in her shop who were not from San Francisco. They “freaked out,” she said, and huddled in the corner.
A nearby liquor store owner said he saw a golden or light colored sedan speeding down 24th Street after the incident. Several pedestrians ran into his shop seeking cover, he said. He did not know if shots came from the sedan.
Another man who was nearby said that he heard two shots and saw three men running east on 24th Street.
Officers declined to give details saying “it’s an open investigation” and they were “still trying to figure out everything.” Inside the McDonald’s, one officer reviewed camera footage of the corner.
As of 3 p.m., the police were leaving and offered no further information. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.