sfpd_squad.jpgSan Francisco police are trying to find out more information about a shooting that critically injured a 59-year-old man in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, a police spokesman said today.

The shooting was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Hyde Street, which is near Eddy.

The victim was standing on the sidewalk in front of his business when a verbal altercation ensued between a group of people nearby, police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said.

Several shots were fired during the altercation, and the victim was struck in the leg. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening, Shyy said.

The alleged shooter was described by witnesses as a heavy-set Hispanic man between 20 and 25 years old who was wearing a white T-shirt, according to Shyy.

He was seen getting into a dark-colored SUV driven by a woman between 30 and 35 years old, and the vehicle was last seen driving on Hyde Street toward Eddy Street, Shyy said.

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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