Residents said the sound of gunfire woke them up around 5 a.m. at the Amir Apartments II on West Gulf Bank and Antoine.
One woman told ABC13 she called 911 after she heard a woman yelling followed by five to six gunshots.
"She was just yelling, 'Please don't shoot. Don't shoot,' and after that it was an argument, a brief argument. After that, it was just the shots that were fired," said resident Erika Capristo.
The man was taken to the hospital, where he is expected to survive.
Police are now trying to speak to witnesses.
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