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
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
The body of a slain suspected gang member was paraded down some of Visitacion Valley’s meaner streets in a glass-enclosed casket April 11, and police intervened to keep the procession from heading into the territory of a rival gang.
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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