Argument escalates into shooting in South SF

A verbal altercation escalated into a fistfight and then a shooting on Mission Road in South San Francisco Wednesday, police said.

The argument began around 9:10 p.m. between two people in a parking lot in the 1100 block of Mission Road, according to police. During the verbal altercation, a third person intervened, trying to defend his friend, and the argument became a physical fight, police said.

Eventually, the fight seemed to break up, according to police — but about five minutes later, one of the people involved with the fight returned with a gun.

The man allegedly fired three times at the man who had been defending his friend, police said. The victim fled, driving northbound on Mission Road, and the suspect fired more shots, hitting the car but not the driver, according to police.

No one was hit by the shots fired, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at (650) 877-8900 or the anonymous tip line at (650) 952-2244.

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