This week officers from Mission Station were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting at 17th and Valencia Streets. On Saturday, April 6, 2013 at approximately 2:00 AM, Officers responded to a fight between two groups at that location. When they arrived the Officers encountered a suspect pointing what appeared to be a firearm at the opposing group. The officer fired at the suspect striking him and another individual. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was holding an air powered pistol. Chief Greg Suhr held a town hall meeting in the Mission District on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 to discuss the facts of the incident and answer any questions the public have.
Officers in the Mission District have been work hard this year to reduce gun violence. This year weapon and firearm seizures are up 108%. Shooting victims are down 20%. Reports of shots fired are up slightly; 10%. There have been 11 reports of shots fired so far this year as opposed to 10 reports this time last year.
This Sunday will be the first Sunday Streets held this year in the Mission District. Sunday Streets provides temporary recreational spaces for residents and visitors by closing select city streets to vehicular traffic. This year’s route will run on Valencia from Duboce Ave. to 24th Street and 24th Street between Hampshire and Valencia. The event will run from 11 AM to 4 PM. Sunday Streets is an alcohol free event.
Have a Great Weekend,
Captain Bob Moser