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Fist fight quickly turns into gun fight

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A man was shot three times in the hip Saturday night after getting into a fist fight with a rival gang member.

The shooting happened just after 6 o'clock at the Yakima Indoor Mart, on Ranch Rite Road.
 
According to police, the gang members saw each other inside the store, and began fighting when they left.

The suspect was given a gun from a woman at the scene and shot three rounds,hitting the victim.

He then pistol whipped another rival gang member.

"As soon as one guy started beating up on the other, winning or whatever, getting the upper hand... Boom, he breaks free, goes over to his girl and takes it to a whole new level with the guns," said Sgt. Erik Hildebrand with the Yakima Police Dept.

Neither victim's injuries were life threatening.
 
The woman who gave the gun to the shooter was arrested Saturday night by gang unit officers.
 
YPD was able to identify the shooter and has a warrant for his arrest.

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