A 28-year-old man died after he was shot in the chest during a verbal dispute in Koreatown, authorities said Monday.

It happened about 5:40 p.m. Sunday at Eighth and Irolo streets, a dispatcher at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center said.

Witnesses heard the verbal dispute followed by the shot, she said. The suspect, a 20 to 25 year-old man, ran from the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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