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Police standoff after Mission pellet gun shooting

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A police standoff in the Mission district was the apparent result of a pellet gun shooting.

A pellet gun shooting in the Mission district this morning reportedly led to a standoff with police.

About 4:35 a.m., the suspect shot his roommate with a pellet gun in their two-unit building in the 2400 block of Bryant Street, about two blocks from San Francisco General Hospital, Sgt. Dennis Toomer said.

The roommates had apparently gotten into an argument before the suspect fetched the pellet gun, Toomer said.

The victim reportedly called 911 after the shooting and told police the suspect was still inside the building.

Officers responded, surrounded the building and waited for a tactical unit in order to gain entry and make contact with residents inside, Toomer said.

Many people lived in the building, according to police, and after they were all escorted out by officers the suspect was identified, thus ending the standoff about 7:15 a.m.

The suspect's identification was pending release as police worked to book him into County Jail, Toomer said.

The victim's injuries were not life threatening.

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