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* San Francisco fatal shooting of 26 year old on Jones Street, near Ellis Street

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A 26-year-old man was fatally shot after arguing with three other men early this morning in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, police said.The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was found shot multiple times in the 400 block of Jones Street, near Ellis Street, at about 12:20 a.m.Police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said the victim had gotten into a verbal dispute with the three men and then punched one of them in the face.The man who was punched then pulled out a gun and shot the victim multiple times, Esparza said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The three suspects — described only as black men about 20 years old, one reportedly with dreadlocks — ran north on Jones Street and then west on O’Farrell Street, police said.Police found a semiautomatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting stashed in a mailbox in the 500 block of O’Farrell Street, Esparza said.No arrests have been made in the case.Police have been canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses.The shooting is San Francisco’s 31st homicide this year.

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