A man is fighting for his life today, after he was seriously injured in a shooting in the Tenderloin Thursday night.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, a 24-year old man was at the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth Streets at 10:04 last night, when he was approached by a group of nine men described by witnesses as in their early 20s.

A "verbal argument ensued" between the gang and the solitary man, police say. That discussion turned violent when one of the fellows in the group "pulled a handgun and shot" the man in the chest.

The nine men fled west on Eddy towards Hyde Street, police say, leaving their victim on the ground suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where police say he remains Friday morning.

The suspects in the shooting remain on the loose, according to SFPD. As always, if you know anything about this crime, you're urged to call SFPD's Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to Tip411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.