An altercation resulted in gunfire at the 24 Hour Fitness in Brentwood.
A fight at a 24 Hour Fitness in Brentwood, California turned deadly as gunfire broke out, according to police.
Reports say that an altercation broke out inside the gym and continued to intensify. The fight was taken out to the parking lot and this is where someone pulled out a gun and began firing. This resulted in one death and three others injured, who were taken to nearby hospitals to receiver treatment. The deceased has not been identified to this point but is believed to have been in his 20s.
Police say that shooting occurred around 1:55 A.M. There were several individuals involved in the altercation and they began dispersing once gunfire began. Authorities have also said that there are two people detained following the fight but there have not been any arrests made.
At Least Two Shooters Present During Altercation
Lt. Walker O’Grodnick of the Brentwood police made a statement following the initial investigation of the event.
“There was some type of altercation that took place inside of 24 Hour Fitness that carried out into the parking lot. Things escalated to at least two shooters and pulling out firearms and exchanging gunfire with one another,” said Lt. O’ Grodnick.
Ryan Curry of ABC Bay Area also shared some insight from what was seen at the scene of the incident.
“We just got to the scene of a large police presence at a 24 Hour fitness in Brentwood. The whole parking lot is blocked off.
All over the parking lot are these. Evidence markers. There are LOTS of these.”
Recently, the parking lot of the gym has reopened and police have confirmed that this was not a random shooting. It seems to have started inside the basketball area of the 24 Hour Fitness. It is unknown to this point if the shooters have been injured as well. Many different gym franchises have faced challenges after the pandemic hit. Work-from-home became the new normal, employers were sent scrambling. Two year’s on, many are still trying to make sense of the situation.