- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a man was shot in the arm in the parking lot of a Washington fitness center after he apparently tried to stop an argument.

The King County Sheriff’s Office says the 21-year-old man was shot outside LA Fitness in Renton on Monday night. The office says his injury was not life-threatening.

Dawson Duff told KCPQ-TV (https://bit.ly/1qrl17M ) that he witnessed the shooting. According to Duff, an argument that started over basketball in the gym spilled out into the parking lot. He says the victim had been trying to separate the two fighting men and used an offensive word to refer to one of them.

Duff says that man took a gun from his car and shot the victim in the arm before running off.

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Information from: KCPQ-TV, https://q13fox.com/

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