Police search for gunman who shot man downtown

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SAN DIEGO - A 61-year-old man was shot during an argument Thursday morning in downtown San Diego's Marina neighborhood, police said.

The argument broke out for an unknown reason a little after midnight in the 200 block of J Street, about two blocks from the Convention Center, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

"During the argument, the suspect took out a gun and shot the victim and ran off eastbound on J Street," Buttle said.

The victim was expected to survive, police said.

Detectives went to investigate the shooting and search for the suspect, who was described as wearing a blue flannel shirt and blue jeans.