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Update, Wednesday, 12 p.m.: The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the shooting victim as 26-year-old Isaiah Cardenas, a resident of San Mateo County.


Update, Tuesday, 10 a.m.: Police on Tuesday morning reported that the homicide victim was a 30-year-old man. The condition of the other male victim, 23, is unknown. The San Francisco Medical Examiner said the homicide victim has not yet been identified.


One person is dead and another is in “unknown medical condition” following a shooting at 24th and Mission streets just after 9 p.m. Monday, police say. 

At around 9:05 p.m. police responded to a shooting at the intersection, according to Officer Robert Rueca, a San Francisco Police Department spokesman. When officers arrived, they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They rendered aid and called medics. One victim was transported to the hospital, while the other was declared dead at the scene. 

“We are currently conducting a homicide investigation and processing an active crime scene,” Rueca said. “We do not have any suspect information to release at this time.” 

Alexa Treviño, a store owner at Artillery AG, said she was closing up the store on Mission Street near 24th Street and was about to leave when she and two others in the store heard gunshots.

“I heard a few shots fired as I was closing the shop, and then I started seeing people who were waiting for the bus [on Mission Street near 24th] start running towards 23rd,” she said.

Instead of leaving, she locked up the store and waited inside until the police came, 10 minutes later. 

At around 11 p.m. the scene was quiet. With the 24th and Mission intersection blocked off, around 10 officers inspected the crime scene and took photos. Several evidence markers had been placed near the BART entrance on the southwestern plaza. A Medical Examiner truck was parked on 24th street in front of McDonald’s.

“It’s unfortunately pretty common these days,” said an officer at the scene. 

At the end of February, the city had tallied seven homicides this year, compared to four in the first two months of 2020. This marks the city’s eighth homicide this year and the first in the Mission District.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.

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Julian Mark

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.

Clara-Sophia Daly

Clara-Sophia Daly is a multimedia storyteller and reporter who has worked both in print and audio. A graduate of Skidmore College where she studied International Affairs and Media/Film studies, she enjoys...

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  1. My condolence, march30,2021
    Its truely a tragedy last nite what happen in the sanfranciscoission district! Shouldnt be happeing at all its 2021 we as minoritys should stick together and over come what many thought we couldnt and futhee advance in education and beat the system by doing right.you see old ways and actions of last nite set us back and lead us one plmace to hate one another and xontinue the cycle of what they created to cease us from life as a american citizen and advanceing to be the next president…..open your eyes gangs and killings is pointless and effortless to regain our heritage to over come whats rightfull ours……the peoples house…….stop the hate and violence

  2. TAKE THIS PICTURE OF MY COUSIN DOWN WE JUST FOUND OUT HE DIED AND YOU PUT THIS F@@@$! PIC UP. THIS MADE ME SICK TO SEE THAT’S MY LIL COUSIN U GOT NO RESPECT

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