San Francisco police say they arrested a juvenile in connection with a Tuesday night shooting near Civic Center that occurred inside a corner store that is at the center of a potential Tenderloin crackdown.

The shooting happened at Plaza Snacks & Deli at McAllister Street and Charles J. Brenham Place (aka Seventh Street) at around 11:16 pm Tuesday, as the Chronicle reports. The store was featured in a Chronicle piece in April about a proposal from City Hall to force the closure of corner stores across a swath of the Tenderloin and Civic Center between midnight and 5 am, in order to discourage street gatherings and crime.

The victim reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and police soon identified and arrested a male juvenile fitting a suspect description. Anyone with further information about this shooting is asked to call the SFPD tip line at 415-575-4444.

The Xitter account FriscoLive415 posted video of the aftermath of the incident Tuesday night, which shows shattered glass in the doorway of Plaza Snacks & Deli. "To SF leadership, specifically Mayor Breed and SFPD Chief Scott… if not now to clean up the Night Market, when?"

The "Night Market" referred to here is not one of the city-sanctioned night markets that have been popular in multiple neighborhoods, with food vendors and the like, but rather the marketplace of drugs that typically draws a crowd of people at night to this area around UN Plaza and Seventh Street.

The proposed legislation would effect 20 city blocks: the area between Polk and Jones streets, bounded to the north and south by O'Farrell Street and McAllister Street. Corner stores and other retail establishments in that area selling packaged foods, tobacco, liquor, candy, and other groceries would have to close between midnight and 5 am.

Mayor London Breed said in April that the proposal was "an idea for the community, from the community." And, she said, "he drug markets happening at night in this neighborhood are unacceptable and must be met with increased law enforcement and new strategies."

City Attorney David Chiu referred to "a handful of late-night retail establishments in the Tenderloin that appear to attract significant nighttime drug activity." And one of them is certainly Plaza Snacks & Deli.

The owner of the store, Walid and Ray Algahim, which typically has significant late-night crowds outside, told the Chronicle that they felt such legislation was unfair, and that it was up to police to crack down on crime, not by hurting small businesses. While the corner store sells glass pipes and lighters that are used for drugs, they told the paper their biggest sellers were milk and cereal.

"Our store has nothing to do with the people who are outside," Walid Algahim told the paper. Referring to city officials and the longtime, established drug market in the area, Algahim said, "They can go back five, six, 20 years, and they’ll see the same stuff around here. It’s not the businesses. That’s for sure."

Previously: Latest City Hall Remedy for Tenderloin Street Circus Is Shutting Down Corner Stores at Midnight

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