Photo of intersecton with police tape.
The intersection of 23rd and Valencia Street. Photo by Eleni Balakrishnan

Two women were shot at the corner of 23rd and Valencia streets around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, authorities confirmed. 

Both women were alive when they were taken to the hospital, but one had life-threatening injuries, according to a statement from San Francisco Police Department Public Information Officer Kathryn Winters. 

Two hours later, at roughly 8:30 p.m., diners at Beretta carried on with their meals, with police tape strewn about and lights flashing just feet away. Meanwhile, police conducted their investigation. 

One officer on the scene said that the gunshots had come from the northeast corner of 23rd and Valencia streets, and hit victims near the southwest corner.

Map by Will Jarrett. Base map from Mapbox.

As she gave a customer a take-out order, an employee at Beretta called the incident a “drive-by shooting.” The employees declined to comment further to Mission Local about what happened. 

Police did not confirm whether the shooter was in a car, but witnesses on the app Citizen reported seeing a light-colored car, possibly a Mercedes Benz, flee the scene after the shooting. 

In February, a shoot-out between two cars occurred nearby, at 23rd Street and San Jose Avenue. A 36-year-old victim died from his injuries.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.

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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  1. Thanks for the update, KT. I’ve been worried sick about these women. My husband I and I were about 50 feet away from the shooting. We didn’t see anything but heard the gunfire and then saw them taking the two victims away in ambulances. Shocking that something like this happened in broad daylight with so many people around. Glad your friends are going to be okay. I’d still like to know more about why this happened. MissionLocal, perhaps you could do a follow-up story.

  2. Two of those ladies are my close friends. They’re both ok, as much as you even say that. One of them had a surgery and everything will be ok.

  3. Thank you for covering this disturbing event – my 12 year old happened on the aftermath and we wanted to know more. Hope you can update this story soon!

  4. I reported a man in an orange hoodie with a gun trying to gain access to vehicles on Polk street last evening at around 8 pm (shooting two rounds at the car) to a park ranger near the civic center only to receive attitude because I was interrupting her personal call. She then reported what I had just said to an ambulance driver who was in the same spot. I literally pointed to the suspect several times and, after being ignored walked away. We have lost this city. No one cares anymore.