Man shot in the face in the Mission

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A man miraculously survived a shooting in the Mission district on Friday after the bullet just grazed his cheek, police Officer Gordon Shyy said Monday.

The 27-year-old victim was walking in the area of 22nd and Bartleet streets about 6:18 p.m. when he encountered an acquaintance, Shyy said. An argument ensued between the two, it is uncertain as to why, and the so-called acquaintance pulled out a gun and fired.

Luckily, the bullet just grazed the San Francisco resident’s cheek and he proceeded to flee the scene, hiding in the residences on the 1000 block of Valencia Street, Shyy said.

The victim was taken to the hospital for his injury, which was not life threatening.

More than one 911 call came in about the shooting, Shyy said, and there was at least one bystander witness.

The shooter fled in a gray 4-door hatchback with a driver, Shyy said. He was described as a black man in his 20s, wearing a gray baseball cap with dreadlocks, a light colored jacket and black and yellow shoes. No arrest has been made.

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