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HOUSTON - A man involved in an altercation with several others outside a food store in Third Ward ended up getting shot in the head, Houston police said.

The shooting occurred on Dowling Street near Southmore Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, the shooting victim was taken to Ben Taub in critical condition where he later died.

Two or three other males involved in the fight, including the shooter, fled the scene before police arrived.

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