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74-Year Old Man Shot With Pellet Gun In SF’s Tenderloin

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A San Francisco Police cruiser. (CBS)

A San Francisco Police cruiser. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 74-year-old man was shot in the back with a pellet gun while working on his car in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, police said Monday.

The shooting was reported at about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of Ellis Street.

The victim was working on the car when he heard a popping sound, then felt stinging in his back and realized he was bleeding, police said.

He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injury, which is not considered life-threatening, according to police.

No arrests had been made and no suspect information was immediately available in connection with the case, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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