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A dispute turned into a wrestling match that then turned into a report of shots fired on Monday afternoon, according to the BART Police Department, when two men got into an altercation at 24th and Mission that ended when a shot rang out.

No one was reported injured from the shooting, according to BART.

An earlier version of this story stated that a person was shot and hospitalized following the incident, based on a statement from the San Francisco Police Department. SFPD since noted it was incorrect about the incident, and BART PD provided updated information.

A transit agency spokesperson said the fight began when one man “got involved in a dispute” with two other men at the east BART plaza on the corner of 24th and Mission streets.

The fight then “moved down the street to 24th and Capp,” the statement continued, where two of the men began wrestling. A shot rang out, and “both combatants ran away.”

BART officers combed through the area but did not find any shell casings or other evidence of gunfire, and did not find a victim.

The San Francisco Police Department said its officers arrived on the scene at 5:50 p.m. in response to a shooting, but did not “locate anyone with injuries or property damage.”

No arrests have been made, BART said.

Earlier this month, a man was stabbed near the McDonald’s on the corner and bled inside the fast food chain; he was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

In July, a plaza regular was fatally stabbed at the intersection — the third killing at the corner since August 2022.

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Joe was born in Sweden, where the Chilean half of his family received asylum after fleeing Pinochet, and spent his early childhood in Chile; he moved to Oakland when he was eight. He attended Stanford University for political science and worked at Mission Local as a reporter after graduating. He then spent time in advocacy as a partner for the strategic communications firm The Worker Agency. He rejoined Mission Local as an editor in 2023.

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  1. Would it be better if we didn’t have the plazas? Build affordable housing on top of them, with only the BART entrances remaining accessible?

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    1. The plazas have the potential to be great public spaces. Unfortunately they are currently overrun by homeless, drug addicts, and people selling stolen goods.

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  2. I have said it before, build housing. Open space at the plazas is not working, wake up city before it’s too late.

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    1. Housing near/around the plazas and reasonable police presence is the best move, no doubt.

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