A woman selling a smartphone on Craigslist met the buyer last weekend in the parking lot of the McDonald’s near the Cow Palace, according to police, and the result was a rather slow robbery. Read More
A vehicle carrying three people, including a 71-year-old man, was hit by a bullet in the Sunnydale neighborhood on Tuesday, the second shooting in the area in as many days.
The victims, two men ages 50 and 71 and a 36-year-old woman, were driving eastbound in the 100 block of Blythedale Avenue, near Santos Street, when they saw two men in their 20s running toward them at about 6:30 p.m., police said. Read More
A man was shot multiple times early this morning when he went out for a cigarette in the Sunnydale neighborhood, police said.
Gunfire erupted at about 5 a.m. in front of a home in the 100 block of Brookdale Avenue, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
San Francisco’s experience with traditional public housing might be coming to an end, replaced by a privately funded model that other cities could follow. Read More
Two public-housing sites in San Francisco will start the design process to build new mixed-use developments after receiving grants from the federal government. Read More
An apparent gang war in Visitacion Valley is heating up, with three neighborhood men killed in the past two days to bring the total there to eight homicides this year.
The latest slayings occurred in broad daylight Monday on Burr Avenue, a gang bastion in the heart of one of the neighborhood’s housing projects, police said. About 1:15 p.m., police said, two men were shot dead after a “huge fight” near Argonaut Avenue, located on the stomping grounds of the vicious Towerside gang. Read More
Shootings are down in San Francisco but shooting deaths are up, and a recent surge in gang-related violence has raised community concerns.
The Oceanview, Lake Merced and Ingleside areas have seen five street violence homicides this year, plus a murder-suicide and the slaying of five people inside a home. That is up from last year’s total of just two. Read More
It’s unclear exactly what Mayor Ed Lee had in mind when he first suggested some form of “stop and frisk” policy to combat The City’s recent surge in gun violence, but on Tuesday he pledged that his solution won’t violate residents’ civil rights. Read More
Police have increased patrols in the Sunnydale housing projects after a string of horrific gun violence since mid-May that has left three 21-year-olds and one 22-year-old dead.
The latest victim, who has not been identified, was fatally shot about 7:20 p.m. Sunday while standing in front of his home in the 1700 block of Sunnydale Avenue, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The 21-year-old suffered multiple bullet wounds, including one to his head, Esparza said. Read More
The victim of a window-smash burglary Tuesday in the Sunnydale housing projects told police only one item was missing from her home — a library card, police said.The woman called police after arriving at her home in the 100 block of Blythdale Avenue about 3 p.m. and discovering that a burglar had smashed her window.“The only thing missing from inside was the victim’s library card,” police at Ingleside Station said.There has been no arrest. Read More