Man shot outside gym in southwest Harris County possibly over basketball game, sheriff says

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An argument over a basketball game may have led to a man being shot outside of a fitness center in southwest Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Fitness Connection in the 7300 block of south SH 6.

At the scene, deputies found a Black man in his mid-20s with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to the hospital by Life Flight in critical condition.

According to Gonzalez, an argument broke out during a basketball game. The fight then ended in the parking lot. The victim began walking back into the fitness center when he was shot, Gonzalez said.

Witnesses told ABC13 they heard three to four gunshots. Cell phone video right after the shooting shows the victim lying on the ground outside the gym's front doors and a crowd gathering nearby.

It's unclear if anyone else was injured. But authorities said the suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

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