A man arrested in a high-profile shooting of three innocent bystanders on a troubled San Francisco corner is free as a bird today, released from custody without any charges against him.

It was a homicide that shocked even the denizens of the violence-plagued intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street, where San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safai says a turf battle has spurred several shootings in recent months, some of them fatal. The latest salvo appears to have taken place on March 29, when 65-year-old Lian Xiu Wu, a man walking home from the corner store, and a contractor for the SFMTA were shot 10:40 a.m.

Wu was dead by the time police arrived, and the men were rushed to the hospital for treatment. By the next day, the San Francisco Police Department had sent a press release announcing an arrest in the case (you can read it here), announcing that 20 minutes after the slaying, they had captured the alleged shooter:

San Francisco Police Department Investigators commenced an investigation that quickly led to the identity of a suspect. On March 29, 2017, at approximately 11:00 AM SFPD Narcotics officers located and detained 24 year-old Vallejo resident Jonathon Santos on the 300 block of Mansell Street in San Francisco. SFPD Homicide Investigators were notified. After the conclusion of an interview with Santos, he was charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder and booked into San Francisco County Jail.

Real life is rarely as simple as a press release, however, and Bay City News is now reporting that Santos "is no longer in custody." The Chron confirms that news, saying that "prosecutors have not filed charges" against Santos, who was "released pending further investigation." A call from SFist to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office for comment on the case was not returned as of publication time.

As of Tuesday morning, no additional arrests have been made in the case, making public help even more crucial. Police are therefore asking that "anyone with information on this case...contact the San Francisco Police anonymously at 415-575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message." But even if you don't have any information on the case, you can still help: a Go Fund Me for funeral expenses for Wu, who "emigrated from China 16 years ago without her daughter" to work in the US continues to accept donations. It can be found here.

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