FRESNO, California - Two men were injured after an altercation that led to a shooting in southeast Fresno on Thursday morning.
The shooting took place around 7:45 a.m. behind a house in the 100 block of north Argyle Avenue.
A 73-year-old man was walking down the canal bank behind the home as he often does, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The man often walks his dog and returns to the area and cleans up the canal bank.
A 22-year-old man approached the 73-year-old and a verbal confrontation began. Dyer said the men have had issues in the past.
Dyer said at some point, the 22-year-old picked up a large stick or wooden object and struck 73-year-old -- which may have resulted in his leg or ankle being broken.
That's when the 73-year-old pulled out a fire arm and shot the 22-year-old three times in the hip and wrist.
Both men were taken for medical treatment.
The 73-year-old has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, Dyer said, and although the investigation is ongoing, the preliminary information points to the shooting being in self defense.