Police on Staten Island are investigating a shooting that left one man dead late Thursday night.

Investigators say the 25-year-old victim was shot in the torso and found in front of El Patron Bar on Bay Street in Stapleton just before midnight.

He was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center.

Police say the victim was involved in a dispute with another just before the shooting took place.

The man who is believed to be the shooter fled the scene, according to investigators.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.