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San Francisco Beefs Up Police Presence In Mission District

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A police cruiser drives through in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. (File Photo)

A police cruiser drives through in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. (File Photo)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A recent wave of crime and violence in San Francisco’s Mission District has city officials looking to beef up police protection and city services in the neighborhood.

One of the latest acts of violence occurred early Tuesday morning as a 20-year-old was shot and killed near South Van Ness Avenue and 20th Street.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Additional police are now patrolling the Mission and violence prevention groups are also working around the clock to try to keep the crime at bay.

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos said the shooting, along with violence and vandalism following the San Francisco Giants victory in Detroit, will not be tolerated.

“It is really upsetting, frustrating and angering to see so many businesses tagged for no reason,” Campos said.

Most of the businesses on Mission Street between 16th and 24th streets were tagged on Sunday night and early Monday morning as celebrations took place throughout the Mission District.

San Francisco Department of Public Works spokesperson Rachel Gordon said that the city provided a courtesy clean-up for businesses; normally, they would have to remove the graffiti on their own.

“Garbage cans got it, roll-up doors on businesses got it, their windows got it,” said Gordon. “They were etched and spray painted.”

A 14-year-old boy and 20-year-old man were arrested for their part in Tuesday’s fatal shooting.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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