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Police Investigating 2 Deadly Shootings in SF's Potrero Hill Neighborhood

Homicide detectives are investigating whether there is any connection to two shootings that occurred just hours apart in San Francisco's Potrero Hill Neighborhood Saturday.

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A man who was shot Saturday afternoon in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood has died, becoming the second homicide of the day to occur in the neighborhood, police said.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., officers who were in Potrero Hill area investigating an earlier homicide near 25th and Connecticut streets learned of a second shooting in the first block of Dakota Street.

There, officers located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims, ages 49 and 54, were taken to a hospital, where one of the victims died. The other victim remains in critical condition, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating whether there is any connection to the Dakota Street shooting and the homicide near 25th and Connecticut streets, which occurred around 10 a.m.

In the earlier shooting, officers found a man in his 50s suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to a hospital with life threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead, police said.

The city's District Attorney took to Twitter hours after two homicides Saturday in the Potrero Hill neighborhood.

Chesa Boudin tweeted at 7:06 p.m. that "I am outraged by the recent shooting deaths." He also pledged his support in the ongoing investigations. "My homicide leads are already working with SFPD on the investigation. If you have information about any of these shootings please call 415-575-4444."

The department has sent additional resources to the Potrero Hill area to assist in the investigations and to deter further violence, according to police.

Anyone with information about the shootings is encouraged to call the SFPD's 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with "SFPD" at the start of the message.

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