Update: Man shot in gym parking lot in Fresno, police say. Victim in stable condition

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One man was shot in a gym parking lot in northeast Fresno on Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting took place shortly before 3 p.m. in the GB3 North parking lot on East Champlain Drive near North Cedar and East Shepherd avenues, Lt. Larry Bowlan said.

Officers were flagged down by a citizen who said there had been a disturbance in the western portion of the parking lot and shots had been fired.

Officers arrived and found the victim in his vehicle just north of Foxhill Drive. The vehicle was facing north in the No. 2 lane and had been struck one time, with the bullet hitting the victim in the upper body, Bowlan said.

The man was able to talk to officers and said he had been in a disturbance in the parking lot as he was fleeing the location, Bowlan said.

In addition, a dark-colored vehicle suffered damage in some type of collision in the western portion of GB3 parking lot.

Bowlan said that from witnesses and surveillance video from GB3, police were able to see three vehicles in the immediate area in the parking lot when the shots were fired.

In addition to the victim being shot, another bullet hit a window at GB3.

Officers believe in addition to the victim fleeing the scene, another male fled south through the parking lot from the vehicle that was left at the scene.

Police looking for third vehicle, a light-colored early- to mid-2000s SUV.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was initially in critical condition, Bowlan said. The victim, who was shot on the arm, was listed in stable condition after surgery.

“We were getting some conflicting reports that it might’ve been a theft of a vehicle. It might’ve been an attempted carjacking. It may have been road rage, we have not been able to confirm any of that, yet,” Bowlan said.

“We do not think a couple of those were the incident. We think these vehicles met in the area and a disturbance occurred and shots were fired.”

It is not known what the relation between the victim and the shooter.

Some GB3 members walked out of the gym to find out they couldn’t get to their vehicles. Some told The Bee they were inside when a possible disturbance occurred in the parking lot.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 559-621-7000.

One man was shot during an incident in the parking lot of GB3 North in Fresno, California, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
One man was shot during an incident in the parking lot of GB3 North in Fresno, California, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
A window at GB3 North on East Champlain Drive in Fresno, California, was struck by a bullet during a shooting on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
A window at GB3 North on East Champlain Drive in Fresno, California, was struck by a bullet during a shooting on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
A bullet strikes a GB3 window after a possible disturbance in the parking lot on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
A bullet strikes a GB3 window after a possible disturbance in the parking lot on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.