SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Police said an argument led to a shooting that injured a man in San Francisco’s North Beach Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokeswoman.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 2:32 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Vallejo Street, said Sgt. Monica Macdonald.

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The victim, a man named Roy Mottini, was well known in the North Beach neighborhood.

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Witnesses told KPIX that Mottini was walking across Vallejo Street at Columbus when he got angry at a driver. He started cursing, used a racial epithet then hit the car with his cane. The driver, who was black, got out and pistol-whipped Mottini. Shots were fired and police said a bullet lodged in his shoulder.

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Mottini was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. Police said the suspect drove away in a gray sedan and is currently outstanding.

Roy Mottini

Roy Mottini. Photo by Frederic Larson via San Francisco Chronicle (