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UPDATED: Police Seek Man and Woman in Gray Truck in Mission District Shooting

Police report that they are searching for a man and woman driving charcoal gray truck in connection to a Mission District shooting that on Monday afternoon left a 45-year-old man in life-threatening condition. Police first reported that the shooting took place just a block away from San Francisco General Hospital, at 25th and Hampshire streets, where responding officers found the victim yesterday. But on...
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Female Victim Identified in Mission District Double Homicide

The San Francisco Medical Examiner has identified 27-year-old Lindsay McCollum as the second victim in a fatal shooting near the intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue on Sunday night. McCollum and 51-year-old Eddie “Tennessee” Tate were found suffering from gunshot wounds in a homeless encampment near the intersection, where Tate reportedly lived. McCollum had no fixed address according...
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Man Shot, Critically Injured, in SF Mission

A 42-year-old man was shot and injured at 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, police report. The man was being pursued down 17th Street near Harrison Street by two male suspects, one of whom pulled out a silver revolver and fired at the victim. The man was transported to the hospital in life-threatening condition. Robbery  At 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman...
Captain Joseph McFadden, of Ingleside Police Station, addresses community members concerned about recent shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Police and Community Address Spike in SF Mission Gang Violence

Mission organizers and police alike are mobilizing to address a spate of violence including shootings in the Mission and in Bernal Heights that have sent five victims to the hospital in the past two weeks, one of them a 13-year-old boy and one a man who was shot in June and died of his injuries on Oct. 3. On Monday,...
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Man in Car Shot Four Times in SF Mission

A man suffering from four gunshot wounds was transported to the hospital in non-life threatening condition Wednesday morning. Police report that the shooting occurred at 4:17 a.m. near the intersection of 16th and Shotwell streets, where the 39-year-old victim had been sitting in his car when an unidentified man walked up to the driver side and fired approximately six shots, hitting the victim a total of four times....
Friends of Rigoberto Romero, who was shot and killed near the intersection of 24th and Shotwell streets on July 1, arranged a memorial in Romero's honor near the intersection. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Shooting Claimed Life of “Ambassador of Shotwell Street”

Many of the Shotwell Street residents who heard the gunshots that claimed Rigoberto Romero’s life on Friday night had seen the 27-year-old grow up over the years. Some of them were family members. “We heard about six shots,” said Alicia Romero, the victim’s cousin. Three minutes prior, she had seen Romero speaking with his mother in their family home on Shotwell...
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Man Shot in Face After Argument in SF Mission

Police report an argument escalated into a shooting on South Van Ness Avenue near 16th Street just before midnight. Two men, one 53 and the other 45, were in a verbal altercation when the older man pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the face. The victim was transported to the hospital in non-life-threatening condition, and the suspect was arrested. Earlier in the...
Sellassie Blackwell joined protesters participating in a hunger strike outside of Mission Station at 17th and Valencia streets on Thursday. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

48 Hours into Hunger Strike, Movement Gains New Support

After day two of a hunger strike aimed at unseating Police Chief Greg Suhr for a lack of reform to a police department that has seen four controversial police shootings in the last two years, a group of four protesters camping outside of Mission Station has gained one member. Sellassie Blackwell, a San Francisco native and political hip-hop artist, joined...
Residents of a homeless encampment near 19th and Shotwell streets say they were instructed to leave on April 14, a week after a homeless man was shot and killed by police officers in a neighboring encampment. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Eighth Witness Says Homeless Man Did Not Lunge at Officers in Police Shooting

A homeless man living in an encampment near where Luis Gongora was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers last week said Thursday that he witnessed the incident from a distance and said that he did not see Gongora lunge at the officers who shot him. He did say that that Gongora used his knife on a tree, possibly...
A photo of Luis Gongora at Wednesday's town hall meeting, where Chief Greg Suhr and other police officials addressed an angry crowd. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.

Chief Fields Angry Questions on Police Shooting of Homeless Man

Police Chief Greg Suhr told more than 100 angry crowd members at a town hall meeting on Wednesday at noon that the officers who shot and killed Luis Gongora last week feared for their lives when they killed the homeless man, because Gongora was wielding a knife. The meeting came after seven eyewitnesses to the shooting have told the press that Gongora posed no...
Police officers towing away a stolen motorcycle from the encampment where Luis Gongora was shot and killed last Thursday. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Harassment and Backdoor Maneuvers Alleged in Aftermath of Police Shooting

Two homeless witnesses to the fatal police shooting of Luis Gongora on Shotwell Street last Thursday say the police have harassed them multiple times since the shooting, most recently threatening them with arrest late Saturday night if they did not move their tents from the block. The pair temporarily moved across the street before returning to the block, where they...
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Police Shooting Protest Interrupts Sunday Streets

Some 40 or so protesters gathered this morning at 11 a.m. at Dolores Park near 18th Street to protest the fatal police shooting last week of 45-year-old homeless man Luis Gongora. Gongora was shot and killed on Thursday after police say he lunged at them with a 13-inch knife. Several witnesses have disputed that account, however, saying Gongora’s knife was at his...
Department of Public Works trucks near the encampment on Friday night. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

Homeless Residents Near Police Shooting Site Moved to Navigation Center

On Friday night in the pouring rain, Department of Public Works trucks cleared out trash near the homeless encampment where 45-year-old Luis Gongora was shot and killed by San Francisco police on Thursday, raising some fear among residents that the sweep was an attempt to scatter potential witnesses to the shooting. A Public Works spokesperson, however, said the trucks were not there to dismantle the...
The scene after the shooting of Luis Gorgona. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Video, More Witness Testimony Emerge Around SFPD Shooting of Homeless Man

Another witness told Mission Local today that the man police shot and killed Thursday morning at 19th and Shotwell streets never lunged at officers. That comes on the heel of video obtained by the Chronicle that shows the moments of the shooting — though the shooting itself is out of frame. Her statements agreed with what three other witnesses have said...
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Activists Take to Streets Against Police Shootings

Some 150 people gathered at Buena Vista/Horace Mann Community School Thursday evening to build momentum in a joint movement involving several activists groups who are challenging police practices and narratives in at least three other officer-involved shootings. Earlier that day, police had shot and killed a Mission District homeless man armed with a kitchen knife. The April 7 town hall...