According to KTVU this morning, that shooting in the Mission at 24th and Harrison yesterday was not only gang related, but was apparently retaliation for Saturday's fatal shooting of another known gang member. Between Saturday and yesterday's shootings there were two other incidents of gang-related violence reported in the neighborhood, which makes for an alarming number of crimes in such a short period of time. In light of the noticeable rise in gang tensions, interim police chief Jeff Godown, along with the head of the gang task force, met with Supervisor Campos and other community leaders to address the issue.
On the enforcement side, Godown says his department is making a "concerted effort to let the gang members know" gang and narcotics activity won't be tolerated in San Francisco. Which hopefully means the department will be rethinking their budget that has diverted funds from gang-busting after a quiet couple of years. And if we're worried about gangs and the narcotics trade, it might not hurt to re-evaluate that recent spate of nightclub-adjacent incidents while we're at it.
While the SFPD sorts out their attack strategy without a permanent police chief, they'll at least be stepping up patrols and gang suppression units in the neighborhood. On the community side, a peace rally is being planned for the neighborhood, which sounds like Supe Campos' work.