At Mission and 24th Streets. Photo by Walter Mackins

In a violent weekend in the Mission District, a man was killed near 24th Street and Balmy Alley early Saturday morning around 2:20 a.m., according to the San Francisco Police Department. On the same day, another man was stabbed just blocks away, at 24th and Mission streets. 

A 54-year-old man was allegedly stabbed from behind on Saturday evening around 5:20 p.m., and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His assailant was a man in his 30s who has not been arrested, according to the SFPD. 

The stabbing was one of three reported in San Francisco by the SFPD on May 14. 

The police department provided little detail on the late-night homicide; it is unclear how the man was killed and whether there are any suspects or witnesses. According to a Monday afternoon news release, police responded to a report of an assault near 24th and Balmy at 2:35 a.m. on May 14, and found an unresponsive man who was pronounced dead at the scene. An arrest has not been made.

Mission Local will update this story if and when the SFPD provides additional information. 

Both cases are under investigation. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department SFPD 24-hour-tip line at 1-415-575-4444, or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous. 

Update: This story was updated with information from an SFPD news release.

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

The SFPD’s data on crime can be found here.

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REPORTER. Eleni is our reporter focused on policing in San Francisco. She first moved to the city on a whim over eight years ago, and the Mission has become her home. Follow her on Twitter @miss_elenius.

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4 Comments

  1. Again stabbings in the Mission just another day and billions of dollars NOT going to housing… however let’s throw ANOTHER PARTY!

  2. Very unsafe area. Lots of unsavory characters hanging/living on and around the BART plaza doing heroin and selling stolen goods. You never see foot patrols anymore and the criminals know it. Don’t walk around after dark.

  3. 24th street Bart station is just as bad as 16th now. Hillary Ronen has utterly failed and from where I sit, it’s looking like she approves of the crime and squalor.

  4. Whatever happened to the money spent on the task force to combat stolen goods sold on the street?? Lol, this city has become a joke thanks to all of these politicians, including the D.A., mayor, and district leaders.

    Btw… thanks for the reporting.

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