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1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Early Morning Shootout In San Francisco's Sunset District

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- One man was dead and a second hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning exchange of gunfire in San Francisco's Sunset District.

San Francisco police said officers responded to a shots fired call in the 4600 block of Irving St. around 12:52 a.m. Once on the scene, they located a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was rendered aid and transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said the shooting suspect fled the scene in a vehicle after an exchange of gunfire.

SFPD investigators spent the day searching a home at 48th and Irving for evidence. But a short time after that shooting, they were called to a second location nearby.

"While they were on scene investigating that shooting, officers received a phone call of a second shooting victim in the area," said SFPD public information officer Adam Lobsinger.

When they arrived at Great Highway and Skyline Boulevard, they discovered a wounded man inside the vehicle. Officers rendered aid, but the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead the scene.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the suspect drove from Irving Street after being shot.

Outer Sunset neighbors initially dismissed the noise as illegal fireworks -- a common occurrence in the area around Ocean Beach -- and not gunshots.

"8, 9 shots. At first I thought I heard two shots and then thought, 'Oh, it's fireworks. Great. Again!' And all of a sudden Greg goes, 'That's not fireworks,'" said a neighbor who gave her name as Selene.

SFPD confirmed to KPIX that the shooting was targeted and not a random attack, though they aren't revealing much about how the victim and suspect know each other. The home, according to District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, is believed to be an illegal marijuana grow house.

"When it happens so close to home -- you can read about it or see it on tv -- but when it's just right in your neighborhood, it's a jolt," said Greg.

The SFPD Homicide Detail was leading this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

Andria Borba contributed to this story.

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