Crime alert: recent wave of ‘gang question’ assaults hit the Mission

There has been a recent wave of knife crimes perpetrated by two suspects who start by asking a potential victim: ”Are you in a gang?” The question apparently doesn’t have a right answer, and it has resulted in stabbing incidents at Civic Center and Outer Mission.

My first thought was to immediately make a run for it if I ever heard that question, but SFist reports that this approach resulted in a shooting on Sunday morning near 16th and Mission. The victim answered negatively and started to flee. The suspects then shot him in the foot and fled the scene in a blue Buick. This is the first report of a shooting resulting from crimes of this nature.

Anyone who witnessed the Sunday morning shooting is encouraged to call SFPD’s anonymous tipline at (415) 575-4444 or send a text message TIP411.

As always, be aware of your surroundings and try not to travel alone late at night.

[via SFist]

20 Responses to “Crime alert: recent wave of ‘gang question’ assaults hit the Mission”

  1. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    To be fair, if you had to pick someplace to get shot, the foot is not the worst choice.

  2. Matthew says:

    It’s amazing to realize that some people are actually as dumb as, if not dumber than, Sarah Palin.

  3. Hater says:

    The right respons is to stab anyone that asks you the question first.

  4. XXKKJJXX says:

    Stab first, be questioned later.

  5. motowaki says:

    mama-papa-sister is this correct response. same answer to “what frat you in?!”

  6. batman says:

    the city is returning to the old days ! back when all the nortenos were on 24th and the surenos and scraps on 16th…ack when the first question asked in the mission was “what you claim?”… if you dont like it… get the F#$@ out :)

  7. Swanky says:

    I just tell them “Cops can’t join gangs.” Fucks with their heads.

  8. Truenough says:

    Pretty sure I’ve seen undercover cops cruise around in a blue buick…

  9. thanks says:

    this kind of reporting is a bummer. any description of the assailants? description of the victims? these sensational reports of violence aren’t of much help without any of the pertinent details.

  10. Joe Wiley says:

    Faster Banger!! Kill Kill!!!!

  11. davewho says:

    The correct reply to the query is to unholster your concealed 9mm and double tap both of those POS gang bangers. Then quietly leave, knowing that you just rid society of 2 parasites.

  12. FREE PUSSY RIOT!!!!!!!!!