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A man was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District early this morning, police said.

The shooting was reported at 1:49 a.m. near the intersection of 23rd and Harrison streets.

The 26-year-old victim got into a verbal argument with a suspect who then fired four or five shots, striking the man in the back, according to police.

Paramedics responded and pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name was not yet being released as of this morning, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The suspect, believed to be a male between 16 and 18 years old, fled in a green late-model Subaru Outback, police said. He had not been found as of this morning.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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