Spike In Violent Crime Puts San Francisco Bayview Cops On Edge
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A spike in violent crime has San Francisco police on their toes, and put community members on edge in one neighborhood.
Police say a possible gang shooting in the city’s Bayview neighborhood Tuesday left a 73-year old woman injured when a bullet flew into the retirement home where she was living.
That shooting may have been payback for an earlier shooting between Norteno and Sureno street gangs who may be moving into what was once a predominately African-American neighborhood thanks to the city’s housing crunch.
“I see more and more Asians, and Latin community members moving out this way,” Sgt. Dean Hall of the SFPD said, adding that “The good come with the bad,” when asked if the gangs were showing up as well.
Police have seized 145 guns so far this year in the Bayview – as many as have been collected in the rest of the city combined. 20 guns were seized already this month alone.