Tag Archives: shootings

Shooting sends four men to hospital in SF Mission

Police report that four men were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a man believed to be in his early 20s shot at them with a gun on 25th and Treat streets at around 7:06 p.m. on Tuesday. The shooter chased the four men — ages 60, 54, 44 and 39 — and shot at them, injuring all...

Beloved grocer, namesake of Gus’s Market, killed in hit-and-run

A 57-year-old grocer who brought a strong sense of community to his markets was killed by a driver in the Bayview Friday morning, leaving his family, staff, and customers to mourn the loss of the man they knew as “Gus.” Konstantinos “Gus” Vardakastanis was struck by the driver of a silver sedan near Jerrold and Toland streets at 2:17 a.m. and...

Life of Mission mentor in the making cut short by murder

The death of Abel Enrique Esquivel, Jr., more than a month ago left the 23-year-old’s mentors reeling from the loss of a young man on a trajectory to become a neighborhood leader. Freshly graduated from a youth leadership program at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), Esquivel was, by all accounts, a generous and humble Mission native with plans to...

Three drive-by shootings in SF Mission over the weekend

Police report the Mission saw three drive-by shootings over the weekend — two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Only non-life-threatening injuries were reported. It’s unclear if the shootings were related. At around 2:55 a.m on Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets. He was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition. The...

Man found with life-threatening stab wound in SF Mission

Life-threatening stabbing  Police found a 29-year-old man lying on a Mission District sidewalk with a life-threatening stab wound just before 6 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was found on a sidewalk on Brosnan Street, an alley between Guerrero and Valencia Streets, and was transported to the hospital. No arrest was made, and the suspect is described as unknown. The suspect’s...

Drive-by shooting injures man towing car

A man was injured in a broad-daylight shooting yesterday, police report. He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 27-year-old man was towing a car that had caused a traffic jam on Alabama Street between 25th and 26th Streets at around 3:45 p.m. The suspect drove up alongside the victim and shot him, according to police. The...

SF Mission Shooting threatens man’s life

A shooting has left a man in life-threatening condition Tuesday morning, police report. The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk at 26th Street and South Van Ness Avenue just after 2 a.m. when he was shot by an unknown suspect. He was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition, while the suspect remains at large. No suspect description was...

Shots fired, water thrown, in separate Mission incidents

Police responded to a report of shots being fired at 12:14 a.m. on Friday. Officers found casings at 21st Street and Treat Avenue. A vehicle had reportedly been seen fleeing the scene with six suspects. No arrests have been made, and no injuries were reported. Robbery At 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, a 28-year-old woman was sitting outside a café on...

Early morning shooting injures one in SF Mission

A 34-year-old man was transported to the hospital after a shooting early Thursday morning. According to police, three men approached the victim from behind at 21st and Capp streets around 1:15 a.m. As the victim turned around to face the three men, they shot him with a handgun. No arrest has been made. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Recent calls for...

Exclusive: Police Seized Man’s Massive Arsenal from SF Home One Month Prior to Lethal Standoff

Cops took a man’s guns and nearly 28,000 bullets. His family claimed he “heard voices” and was a danger to himself and others. He was free within days. Now he’s the prime suspect in a woman’s shooting. What happened?   OnJuly 31, police resolved a tense, 15-hour standoff at 2443 15th St., but not before an elderly woman was shot...

Dolores Park shooting injures three, one critically

Update 8/4/17: According to San Francisco General Hospital spokesperson Brent Andrew, one of the victims was discharged home, one is a juvenile, and one is still in critical condition.  Police report three people were injured, one critically, in a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon at Dolores Park.  The victims have been identified as a 16-year-old male, a 69-year-old male, and a...

Victim of fatal 24th St. shooting remembered

Although Jesus Sandoval had spent the last six years of his life living with a friend’s family in Potrero Hill, the Mission – where the 35-year-old spent much of his youth – remained his stomping grounds. “He loved to go to the Mission and meet  friends. He’d come to the Mission to go out,” said Rebecca Muzquiz. For some six...

Prayer service honors victims of UPS shooting

Some three dozen people gathered outside of the United Parcel Service facility at 320 San Bruno Ave. on Monday for a memorial service honoring the three drivers who were shot and killed on Wednesday morning after another man, dressed in the familiar brown uniform, went on a shooting spree.   Michael Lefiti, 46, Wayne Chan, 56, Benson Louie, 50, died...

(Updated) Man in critical condition after Capp St. shooting

Update: Police report that the shooting victim’s condition has stabilized. Original story: A 28-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning near 23rd and Capp streets. Police report that the man was in the area around 2:47 a.m. when he first heard a round of gunshots  and then realized that he had been shot. The victim was...

Man injured in stabbing, another unharmed in attempted shooting

A 33-year-old man was transported to the hospital after he was stabbed near the freeway underpass at Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue on Saturday. According to police reports, the victim was attacked at 7 p.m. by two unidentified men who ran up to him, stabbed him with a knife and then fled the scene. No arrests have been made, and...