Blood left at the scene of a shooting in the Mission: one man died at the scene another suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. Photo by Julian Mark.

One man was killed and another suffered a life-threatening wound at around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning in a shooting at the 2700  block of Harrison Street, near 24th Street.

One of the men, 33-year-old San Franciscan Carlos Chan-Cocon, died at the scene. The other man, who is 32, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Police have not identified any potential suspects, and did not immediately respond to Mission Local’s calls.

Late Friday morning, neighbors described hearing three to six loud gunshots between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m. Police responded shortly thereafter, they said.

One witness, who lives at an apartment on the corner 24th and Harrison, saw and heard the events unfold. He awoke to three to four gunshots around 2:40 a.m. “I thought it was a car backfiring at first,” he said referring to the first shot. But he heard several more afterward.

He looked out his window and saw two men run down Harrison toward 24th Street, turn right on 24th and get into a boxy, “safari-style” SUV parked in front of the Mission Girls building on 24th. “I saw the lights (of the car) turn on,” he said. And then, he said, he saw the vehicle turn right on Harrison and speed off southbound toward Cesar Chavez Street. “They were 100 percent fleeing,” he said.

After he saw the men drive off, he said he saw two men lying on the sidewalk in front of a green apartment building directly adjacent to Humphry Slocombe, an ice cream shop on Harrison. One of them was moving slightly, he said.

He called 911 at 2:43 a.m., he said. But by that time, the police were on their way and showed up a minute later.

He said he saw police and paramedics inspect and try to resuscitate one of the men. Soon after, they put a yellow tarp over that man, Chan-Cocon. The other man, he said, was taken off by an ambulance. “Both of them looked familiar,” he said. He said he thought they both lived in the green apartment building.

A man named Ricky, who lives in the building in front of which the shooting occurred, said he heard three or four gunshots and a “little white flash” of what he thought was a gunfire through his blinds. “I didn’t want to look outside,” he said.

One neighbor, who did not give his name, said he was awoken by the gunshots at around 2:45 a.m. “They were very loud,” he said.

Police knocked on his door, he said, and while he was talking to them, he said he saw the body of a man lying in front of the green building, covered in a “yellow-ish” plastic tarp, with a hand hanging out. “That dude was dead,” he said.

He pointed to a bullet hole that punctured his garage and hit a heater located inside. Carrying a newborn in a car seat, he said he had been living in the area for seven months. He wasn’t disturbed. “It happens everywhere,” he said.

Blood and bullet holes remain at the scene of the crime.

A bullet hole through the garage door of the building in front of which the shooting purported took place. Photo by Julian Mark.
A witness said this is where police were inspecting a fourth bullet casing. Photo by Julian Mark.
This bullet hole puncture through the garage of a neighboring house, striking a heater inside, according to a witness. Photo by Julian Mark.
The two men were shot in front of this building at 24th and Harrison streets, according to witnesses. Photo by Julian Mark.

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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Julian grew up in the East Bay and moved to San Francisco in 2014. Before joining Mission Local, he wrote for the East Bay Express, the SF Bay Guardian, and the San Francisco Business Times.

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