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Man fatally shot in South of Market, suspect arrested

One man was killed and another was arrested following a shooting in South of Market early Wednesday morning, police said.

The homicide occured at around 5:23 a.m. near Mission and Washburn streets, just south of Civic Center.

The victim, a 54-year-old man identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as Eugene Chunn, died after being taken to a hospital, police said.

Officers arrested 56-year-old Jimmie Bell of San Francisco near Folsom and Dore streets in connection with the shooting.

Bell was booked at County Jail on suspicion of a homicide charge.

San Francisco has already seen more homicides this year than in all of 2019.

The homicide count was at 45 as of late November compared to 41 at the same time the year prior.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

This story has been updated to include additional information.

mbarba@sfexaminer.com

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