SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The slaughter of 26 people in a Connecticut school shocked the nation two weeks ago. But much closer to home, there are children who have to live amid violence and bloodshed on a daily basis in one of the Bay Area’s deadliest neighborhoods.
There have been at least 10 murders in and around the Sunnydale this year, and countless more shootings. San Francisco’s Sunnydale-Velasco Housing Project hides its residents in dilapidated apartments from what occurs in the streets right outside.
Some of the boys living in Sunnydale strut on the streets, acting tough because they think they have to in order to survive, said longtime resident Harold Kyer.