Rash of shootings puts cops on alert in Mission district 

Police are ramping up their presence in the Mission district after a bloody few days, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

There were three shootings from Friday to Saturday, and the first two were within a block of each other.

About 1 a.m. Friday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg near 24th and Capp streets, the blog Mission Local reported. Then about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Shotwell Street, a 19-year-old man also was shot in the leg after an altercation with three unknown assailants, police said.

Later that night at 11:35 p.m., a 17-year-old boy reportedly shot himself at 22nd and York streets, Andraychak said. In that incident, the victim was eating with friends when a car drove by outside. The victim and his friends approached the vehicle and that’s when the victim reportedly shot himself in his finger.

None of the injuries from the incidents were considered life-threatening, police said.

Residents in the area became a bit unnerved after the shootings, according to Mission Local.

Andraychak said the department was beefing up enforcement in the area.

“There has been an increase in patrols,” he said. “And they have been making arrests.”


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