Police report a 29-year-old man was shot once in the torso by a male in his late 20s with a handgun, leaving the victim in critical condition. The incident occurred at 24th and Shotwell streets at 12:14 a.m. on Sunday, June 26. The suspect fled the scene northbound on Shotwell Street and was not arrested.

Later that same day, at 9:25 p.m., a 24-year-old man was sitting in his car, with a friend in their own car parked across the street. An unknown suspect drove past the 24-year-old in a white car and fired two rounds into the victim’s car. When the victim realized that one of the bullets had grazed the side of his head, his friend transported him to the hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition. No arrest was made.


On Friday, June 25, just before 10 p.m., a 41-year-old man was walking on Clarion Alley near Valencia Street when he was approached by three men in their 20s. One of the men hit the older man over the head with a bottle, causing him to fall to the ground. There, the three suspects kicked him repeatedly. One of the men took the victim’s wallet before the group fled on foot, one of them pushing a bicycle. The victim was transported to the hospital and was reported in stable condition, but no arrests were made.

A 35-year-old man had just pulled money out of an ATM near Capp and 22nd streets on Friday at 10:40 p.m., when he was approached by two men in their early 20s. One of the men produced a knife and took the victim’s wallet with cash in it. The victim was uninjured, and no arrest was made.


At 7:50 p.m. on Friday, a 23-year-old man was inside his car near the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and 13th Street when a man in his 30s approached the car, walked up to the driver’s side, and tried to open the locked door. The victim unlocked and opened the door, and the suspect then pressed an object the victim couldn’t see but thought might be a gun against the victim’s head and pulled him away from the car. The man then got in the car and drove off. No arrest was made, and the victim was uninjured.

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.

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  1. My partner and I were walking from Bart on 24th when this happened. We heard the shots and started running. Then everyone around said it was just firecracker. I didn’t believe that.

    1. And this pervasive attitude, ladies and gentlemen, is why the mission is a hotbed of crime and grime.