Man shot during struggle over cellphone in Lafayette Park

A man was shot in San Francisco’s Lafayette Park early Tuesday morning after another man asked to use his cellphone and then tried to rob him, police said.

The 20-year-old man was walking in the park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood around 2:15 a.m. when he was approached by another man in his mid 20s who asked to use his phone.

When the victim pulled out his phone, the two men struggled over it and the suspect pulled out a gun.

The victim ran away, and the suspect shot him as he fled.

The victim was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive his injuries.

The suspect remained at large as of Tuesday morning and police did not release a detailed description of him.

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