Violence erupting from Mission district gang tensions has led to two memorial services for gunned-down youths in just five days and a response from city officials who say they are flooding the area with resources to cool things down. Read More
Two gang-related killings in the Mission district within 24 hours of each other Tuesday have prompted police to increase patrols in the neighborhood. Read More
As the federal racketeering trial of seven accused MS-13 members began winding down Monday, prosecutors depicted the defendants as members of a bloodthirsty gang who often harm bystanders as they seek to attack and kill their rivals. Read More
Alleged MS-13 gang member and triple murderer Edwin Ramos told his jailers he was affiliated with the gang and worried about retribution, the deputies testified in court Tuesday.
A judge later ruled such statements can be admitted as evidence at Ramos’ forthcoming trial for the slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and two of his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. Police say the Bolognas were mistaken for rival gang members in a June 2008 shooting in the Excelsior district. Read More
Five people were shot and injured, one critically, at a bar in the Mission district Monday, police said.The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. at El Tin Tan bar at 3065 16th St., which is next door to popular Mexican restaurant Pancho Villa, police said.
The injured were Hispanic men between ages 26 and 42 years old, police said. Only one victim, a 36-year-old man, suffered life threatening injuries. Read More
A crisis involving warring gangs in the Mission district in recent weeks appears to have been averted, at least temporarily, according to police.
Violence between Norteños and Sureños was touched off by Sureño graffiti appearing on Norteño turf near 19th and Bryant streets Feb. 18, according to police. During the two weeks following, there were four shootings and two stabbings, including one fatality.
But last week was different, police said. Read More