1 killed in shooting near Northern California 24 Hour Fitness

One person was killed and three others injured after a fight that escalated into a fatal shooting outside an East Bay gym early Thursday, authorities said.

According to Lt. Walter O’Grodnick Brentwood Police Department officers were responding to reports of a shooting around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of a 24-hour gym in Brentwood, California.

Officers arrived and found at least one man in his 20s suffering a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other victims rushed to area hospitals for treatment for their gunshot wounds, O’Grodnick said. One person has since been released and the two remaining victims were still being treated as of Thursday morning and are expected to survive, police said. One of the victims who was shot was a 17-year-old, O’Grodnick said.

The police did not provide any information on the identity of the four victims.

According to a preliminary investigation, the argument, which involved multiple people, began on or near a gym basketball court before moving outside into the parking lot, where a shooting broke out. Surveillance video from 24 Hour Fitness reviewed by officers shows at least two people were armed and fired multiple shots, hitting the four victims, one fatally, O’Grodnick said.

Officers recovered evidence at the scene that matched multiple gunshots fired, O’Grodnick said. As the investigation is ongoing, the police declined to give any further details.

The video also showed several vehicles and people who were in the parking lot fleeing the area, police said.

“There was a lot of movement, so now we’re trying to slow things down” and piece the investigation together, O’Grodnick said. Police have not yet been able to determine a motive.

A suspect was arrested Thursday morning, but no arrests were made, officials said. The police are still looking for other people involved.

KGO-TV in the Bay Area reported that police tape blocked the parking lot around the gym throughout the early morning, but the parking lot mostly reopened by 7:45 a.m

Investigators assume that this is an isolated case and that there is currently no danger to public safety, said O’Grodnick. They encourage anyone with additional information to contact the Brentwood Police Department at (925) 809-7911.

24 Hour Fitness in Brentwood could not be reached for comment. The gym did not post any information about the shooting on its Facebook page.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-11/brentwood-gym-shooting-24-hour-fitness 1 killed in shooting near Northern California 24 Hour Fitness

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