A sad and violent week in the Mission as two people were fatally shot in separate incidents, the Mission’s police captain talks crime in the district and a local health clinic is back in business.

A look at some of the news making headlines from Mission Local.

Robberies on the rise, patrols increase… At his monthly meeting, San Francisco Police Captain Greg Corrales said robberies are up 74 percent this month and police officers are now patrolling Dolores Park at night. He said he can’t explain the increase in robberies but promised “a full-court press” to prevent further violence.

Lyon-Martin Clinic back in business… Back in January, board members with the Lyon-Martin Clinic voted to close up shop because of ongoing financial woes. But now, the clinic has once again begun accepting new patients, along with treating regular clients. It was a grassroots campaign of small donations that has helped the clinic to remain viable, for now.

Deadly Tuesday in Mission… A cook at Hog and Rocks was fatally shot and killed after police said he was mistaken for a gang member. 22-year-old Gaspar Puch-Tzek had just gotten off work and was smoking a cigarette with co-workers. Two suspected gang members approached and police said they shot him in the face. He died from his wounds on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, 29-year-old Edson Lacayo was shot and killed in the 800 block of Hampshire Street. Police are still looking for the suspects in that case.



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