Gun busts booming in Bayview

Thirteen guns have been confiscated in the Bayview over the last 30 days.

“Lucky 13!” Capt. Paul Chignell declared at the top of Bayview Police Station’s newsletter released Monday. He wasn’t talking about the hip Market Street dive bar, but rather the number of guns confiscated by cops in the Bayview in the past 30 days.

“Removing guns from the streets of the Bayview is our highest priority,” he said.

The latest arrest happened Sunday in the 1100 block of Palou Avenue, police said. Cops responded to the scene of shots fired in the 1400 block of Hawes Street near Shafter Avenue at 7:46 a.m. after a machine gun- fueled drive-by, police said.

Victims in the area told police that as they were driving away from the block, another car drove up with a large gun sticking out of the window.

No one was injured in the shooting, but two vehicles were riddled with bullets.

Witnesses told police they saw the suspects running up a fire escape in the 1100 block of Palou Avenue. One suspect was then seen leaving an apartment. He is a known gang member, police said, and he was sweating profusely even though it was chilly outside.

Four more individuals inside the apartment also were detained, police said.

In a closet, a loaded AR-15 assault rifle was found. The rifle was reportedly stolen in Sacramento, police said. Cops also found a loaded magazine for the rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with a high-capacity magazine, a gun that also was reported stolen.

The five suspects were arrested.

Bay Area NewsBayview districtCrimeCrime & CourtsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

The City requires the recycling or reuse of debris material removed from a construction project site. <ins>(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Permits proposed for haulers of construction debris to achieve zero-waste

San Francisco plans to tighten regulations on the disposal of construction and… Continue reading

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Newsom says California will review FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines before releasing to public

By Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times California will review the safety of… Continue reading

Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)
Rachael Tanner set to become SF’s next Planning Commissioner

Rachael Tanner is expected to serve as the newest member of the… Continue reading

People exercise along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Could the Great Highway become a great city park?

Permanent closure would require extensive public outreach, safety and traffic management plans

Flames and smoke overtake a tree as the LNU Lightning Complex fire spreads in Fairfield, California on August 19, 2020. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Many wildfires near full containment, but officials fear continuing hot weather

By Molly Burke The Sacramento Bee Thousands of firefighters continue to battle… Continue reading

Most Read