Four shooting deaths since Sunday have been the result of a raging dispute between members of one vicious gang, police said Wednesday.
“Just a couple of weeks ago these guys were friends,” police Chief Greg Suhr said. “But now they’ve turned on each other.” Read More
Two men who were shot dead after a broad-daylight brawl in Visitacion Valley on Monday were both named in a 2010 city gang injunction, with one identified as a member of the notoriously vicious Towerside posse. Read More
At 5:44 p.m. on Thursday, 21-year-old Diondre Young posted a rhyme on Facebook that mentioned friends who had died and asked whether his “time could be next.”
Young’s “time,” it turned out, was just hours away, as he was found shot dead early the next morning in the Rincon Hill area. Read More
A San Francisco judge today granted a preliminary injunction against two gangs in The City's Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera had sought the injunction, claiming the Down Below and Towerside gangs were terrorizing the area, which includes three public housing developments.
The gangs are believed responsible for at least 10 murders in the past three years, according to Herrera. Read More