A shattered window at an empty storefront on Mission Street between 16th and 17th streets. Photo by Mallory Newman

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting that took place Tuesday around 3 a.m. at 16th and Mission Streets. The homicide victim was identified as Hubert Coleman Jr., 34, of Richmond.

The other man, 46, was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is in life-threatening condition.

One person, who lives at 18th and Mission, told Mission Local that he heard at least a dozen shots. “I would say 22 shots,” he said.

At the 16th Street Station BART Plaza on Tuesday morning, people who live or hang out in the area were sharing bits of information with each other, trying to piece together what happened.

“It really is a family out here,” said Tiffany Smith as she watched over the plaza, intermittently raising her voice to talk to others there: to make sure one woman got a plate of rice and beans Smith had bought that morning, or to ask why another woman, with a freshly bandaged thigh, was limping.

“When someone gets hurt out here, people want to understand it.”

Smith said she was certain that the two victims did not know each other. She said that the deceased man was visiting his uncle. “I can tell you the uncle was very well-liked here. It makes no sense.” Smith said.

“He was a beautiful man, he had a lot more life to live,” she said of Coleman.

This is the sixth Mission District homicide this year.

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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5 Comments

  1. With ‘random’ shootings becoming a regular event in the Mission your abject refusal to acknowledge the possibility of gang activity in the Mission makes sticking to the party line look more ridiculous with each passing day. Are we expected to believe that there’s a serial killer at loose in the neighborhood? Where’s all the innuendo and speculation that normally accompanies your articles about real estate, tech and police? Crickets….

    1. Thanks Shaun…totally agree; what we have is lawlessness and gang activity but progressive apologists for this disgusting activity refuse to own-up to the evil that infests the mission. Let’s throw them out of office.

  2. We can all thank Hillary Ronen and the gang at Calle 24, that the Mission is staying a violent crime filled hellhole. But we all know deep in our “soul”, that is far superior to gentrification.

    1. You said it. Hillary Ronen and the Campos adherents including Calle 24 seem joyful over the mission slum! Crime…they love it.

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