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Fresno Police Chief: 73-year-old shoots 22-year-old in apparent act of self-defense

A 73-year-old man shot a 22-year-old man in an apparent act of self-defense, according to Fresno Police Chief Dyer. (FOX26 News)

A 73-year-old man shot a 22-year-old man in an apparent act of self-defense, according to Fresno Police Chief Dyer.

It happened Thursday morning on Argyle Avenue in Fresno.

According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, a 73-year-old man was walking along a canal bank behind his house when a 22-year-old man approached him. Chief Dyer says a verbal altercation then occurred.

Chief Dyer says at one point, the 22-year-old picked up some sort of an object and struck the 73-year-old man, possibly breaking the 73-year-old's leg.

Based on the information at this time, Chief Dyer says it does appear that the 73-year-old man was attempting to defend himself and at that point, he pulled out his firearm in order to do so.

Chief Dyer says the 73-year-old shot three rounds at a 22-year-old man.

Chief Dyer says the 22-year-old man was struck in the hip area as well as the wrist.

Chief Dyer says the 73-year-old man does have a concealed weapon permit.

Both men are in the hospital being treated for their injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

Watch the press conference from Chief Dyer below:

A look at the scene:




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