Police report a 21-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds in her legs after a shooting on Harrison Street between 16th and 17th streets at 10:06 p.m. on Sunday. Officers found the woman on the corner of Harrison and 19th streets, from where she was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. A witness told police two vehicles, a blue four-door Lexus 400 and a white two-door, were involved in the incident. No arrests have been made, and no suspect description is available.

Meanwhile, several assaults, robberies and arson incidents were reported in the Mission last week as well.


On Thursday at 12:09 a.m., a 35-year-old man was working as a bouncer at a bar on Mission Street between 18th and 19th when a man in his late teens or early 20s tried to enter the bar. The bouncer stopped him, but a second man of unknown age hit him in the face with a bottle. Both men fled the scene, and the bouncer received cuts to the face but was not transported to the hospital. The police have made no arrests.

A 34-year-old man was walking in the area of Valencia and Duboce streets on New Year’s Day at 1:50 a.m. when he got into an argument with a group of people nearby. One of them, for whom no description was available, hit the victim in the head with an unknown metal object. The man suffered a laceration to his head and was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition, while the suspect fled the scene, evading arrest.

Eight Robberies

A 29-year-old man was robbed with a knife early Tuesday morning, though he was unharmed during the encounter. The victim was walking near 24th and Folsom streets at 3 a.m. when he was approached by a man of unknown age from behind. The suspect put a knife to the victim’s neck and demanded his property, which the victim handed over. The suspect then fled with the victim’s cell phone, wallet, and cash. The police have made no arrests.

On Wednesday at 9 a.m., a 54-year-old man was near Market and Church streets when he was approached by a man in his 40s, who punched him in the face and demanded his property. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s wallet and cash and fled the scene. The police have made no arrests.

A 47-year-old woman had a chain necklace ripped from her neck Wednesday evening in a robbery at gunpoint. The victim was on 18th Street between Potrero and Hampshire when she was approached by a 20-year-old man, who demanded that the woman hand over her necklace. The suspect then threw the victim to the ground and ripped the chain from her neck, fleeing the scene in a four-door silver car heading westbound on 18th Street. The victim suffered scratches to the neck and elbow but was not transporter. The police have made no arrests.

A black Toyota Corolla drove up to a 24-year-old man walking near 22nd and Capp streets on Friday at 2:30 a.m. Two suspects in their 20s got out of the car and approached the man, then reportedly stated their gang affiliation. They demanded the victim’s two necklaces and his cash, and then took it from him. One of the men pistol-whipped the victim and then fled the scene in the car. No arrest was made, and the victim suffered a laceration to his eye and a contusion on his forehead but was not transported to the hospital.

Minutes later and a few blocks away at 24th and Capp streets, two men in their 20s approached another two men, one 20 and the other 21 years old, and brandished a handgun. The robbers demanded cash, then one of them punched the 21-year-old and demanded cash a second time. The suspects then took a wallet, a phone and some cash from the victims and fled on foot. The suspects were not arrested, and the victims were uninjured.

Friday morning saw one more robbery, this one at 7 a.m. near 16th and Dolores streets, where a 38-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk when two men, one 20 and one 30 years old, approached him from behind. The robbers grabbed the victim’s arms and twisted them behind him. The younger man reached into the victim’s pocket and took the man’s wallet and keys before fleeing with the second suspect on bicycles. The suspects remain at large, while the victim was left with some soreness in his arm.

On Saturday at 2:11 p.m., four suspects approached a 41-year-old man walking on Potrero Avenue near 22nd Street and demanded his wallet. One of the men brandished a knife, and the victim complied, handing over his wallet. One of the suspects then punched the victim in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose, and told him to run. That’s exactly what the victim did – straight to the hospital. He told police he saw the suspects, who were not arrested, get on a bus.

At 12:28 this morning, an 18-year-old man briefly left a store on Potrero Avenue between 16th and 17th streets. Upon returning, he was approached from behind by an man pointing a handgun at him. A 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman in the store were told to go into a room in the store and get on their knees. The suspect then demanded money from the safe, to which the victims complied, and then fled the scene. No arrest was made.

Three Incidents of Arson

One of several Christmas tree arsons throughout the city occurred on McCoppin Street at 5 p.m. on Friday, where a 30-year-old man had lit a tree in the street on fire. The arsonist was arrested.

San Francisco firefighters reportedly called police officers to 24th Street between Mission and Capp streets on Saturday at 10:43 p.m. The firefighters had extinguished several fires in close proximity – police officers found a burnt planter, a burnt newspaper stand, and a charred wall inside a parking lot. No injuries or major damage were reported, and no suspect was identified.

Finally, sometime between 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night and 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, an unknown suspect lit a shoe box on fire in front of a restaurant on 24th Street between Mission and Valencia streets and left it on the sidewalk before fleeing the area. The fire was extinguished before officers arrived, sparing the building from any fire damage. No one was injured, and no arrests were made.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.

Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.