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A Beloit man was shot early Sunday morning in a tavern on the city's Near West Side, with police looking for the suspect.

The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. Sunday at Rooney's Pub, 65 Portland Ave., Beloit police said.

The unidentified 36-year-old victim was shot several times, but police did not say if the victim's injuries were life-threatening.

"We are actively investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting," said Sarah Millard, director of strategic communications for the city of Beloit.

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Police believe the shooter and victim knew each other, and the shooter is not an on-going threat to the community.

"The suspect fled the area in a dark-colored SUV," Millard said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the police non-emergency number, 757-2244.

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