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Dorchester pedestrian shoots motorist after argument at crosswalk, police say

An argument between a pedestrian and a motorist in the Codman Square area of Dorchester turned violent Friday afternoon, with one man shooting the other, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

The shooting happened near 9 Southern Ave. around 3 p.m., police said. A pedestrian, thought to be a man around 20, and a 33-year-old motorist got into an argument at a crosswalk, according to authorities.

The pedestrian took out a gun and shot the motorist, according to police.

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“The pedestrian takes out a gun and fires several rounds, hits the victim in the upper body,” Evans said.

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The motorist was taken to Boston Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Evans said.

The suspect fled on foot down Southern Avenue toward Talbot Avenue, according to police. As of 4 p.m., the suspect was still at large, and police were checking surveillance video in the area and canvassing the neighborhood.

Mike Bello of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.