Mission weekend sees stabbing and three assaults, one in Dolores Park

File photo by Lola M. Chavez

Police report three people were assaulted over the weekend in San Francisco’s Mission District.

In what marks the third violent incident in Dolores Park in the last three weeks, a fight broke out at the park at 4:34 p.m. on Sunday. Someone in the fight used an unknown sharp object to stab a 20-year-old man, who was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition.

Several park visitors at the time reported also hearing a gunshot during the altercation. No arrest has been made.

At 12:47 a.m. on Sunday, a 38-year-old woman was reportedly at a house party on 18th Street between Alabama and Florida streets, when she and a 24-year-old woman got into a verbal fight. The younger woman punched the older woman, who fell, suffering further injury as a result. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested.

Also on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., a man was attacked with a skateboard and a knife. The victim, a 28-year-old man, had become involved in a physical altercation with three men estimated to be in their 20s at 16th and Mission streets. The three younger men struck the victim with a skateboard as well as with the knife. The three suspects fled, leaving the victim with non-life-threatening injuries for which he was transported to the hospital. No arrest has been made.


A stabbing may have occurred at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday on Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets, but details are unclear. The victim, a 28-year-old man who was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, provided little information about how the incident unfolded, police reported.


Late Sunday night, at 11:30 p.m., a 40-year-old man was approached by a woman in her 20s and a man aged about 35 at Valencia Street and Duboce Avenue. The male suspect brandished a handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet and cell phone, which the victim handed over. The suspect then struck the victim, knocking him to the ground. The man and woman fled on foot in an unknown direction, evading arrest. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Recent calls for service to police can be found on CrimeMapping.

Crime is trauma and the county offers different services, which can be found hereVictims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.

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  1. Juan Peron

    No mention of the guy with the gun and then a shot fired around 4:34pm on Sunday at edge of Dolores – NE corner of the park?

    • Laura Wenus Post author

      There’s an item with that time but police made no mention in their recap of a firearm being involved. Did you witness the incident?

      • Juan Peron

        Yes, saw guy with a gun (as did my friends) then heard gunshot (did not see it). Many people around. This happened before 4:34pm. Called 911 at 4:34pm. Nobody picked up and I didn’t hear back from them for more than 10 minutes!

        • Laura Wenus Post author

          Thanks, that’s good to know. I can try to check in with police too to see if maybe there was just an omission in the recap.

      • Heather f

        I was there also. The guy who was stabbed was chased by a bunch of guys down the hill and pulled out the gun and waved it around so that he could get across the street. Everyone around me on the lower part of the hill hit the ground. Then he fired one shot in the air and ran off north on Dolores

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