SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A tow truck driver was shot in San Francisco’s Mission District on Wednesday afternoon while towing a vehicle, police said.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, was towing a vehicle in the 1300 block of Alabama Street, about a block away from Garfield Square, around 3:45 p.m. when the shooting occurred.

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The towed vehicle was blocking traffic on the residential street when another driver pulled up alongside the tow truck driver and shot him, police said.

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The suspect, described only as a man in his late 20s, then fled north on Alabama Street.

The tow truck driver was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, police said.

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