Less than a week after a shooting left a man dead on a Potrero Hill street, a second man has been killed at almost exactly the same location.
At 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 26-year-old Jamar Samuel was found bleeding on the ground on the 1000 block of Connecticut Street, near 25th Street.
According to a San Francisco Police Department spokesperson, Samuel had suffered at least one gunshot wound, and died at the scene.
Samuel's death is an eerie echo of a similar case from June 29, when 33-year-old San Francisco resident Prince Johnson was shot on the same block. He, too, died from his injuries.
Though 42-year-old Jabar Hickman and his 25-year-old son Carneil Hickman-Butler were arrested in Johnson's slaying, the Ex reports that the San Francisco District Attorney's office "decided not to charge the pair."
Hickman-Butler was released from custody on July 1. Hickman, who lives on the same block as both slayings, was released on July 3, according to the Ex. He also "faces two unrelated felony charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition."
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, police don't have any information linking Samuel's death with the Johnson case, nor do they have any suspect information to share at this time.
The block on which both men died, which is smack dab in the middle of the Potrero Terrace public housing complex, has been the site of violence many times in the past, including a non-fatal shooting last March.
Samuel's death marks San Francisco's 26th homicide of 2015, following Thursday's high-profile shooting death of San Francisco woman Kate Steinle.