A man was shot in the arm during an argument and after the crash into the Maytag Laundry on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Before the crash, two men had been arguing, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department. The argument turned into a physical altercation, the ORPD said.
“During the altercation, one man appeared to reach inside the other man’s vehicle and held on as the vehicle was in motion,” the ORPD said in a press release. “The vehicle struck two other vehicles before crashing into the front of the building.”
The man outside the vehicle then fired a handgun at the male driver, hitting him once in the arm, the ORPD said. The male driver fled the scene on foot, but was soon located near the Oak Ridge Civic Center, the ORPD said.
Both men were taken to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The investigation remains open. No additional information will be released at this time, the ORPD said.
The identity of the two men was not immediately available Wednesday night.
The crash was reported at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The vehicle that struck the laundromat, which is on Tulsa Road, partially entered the building, the ORPD said. Part of the building was boarded up Wednesday morning, and the laundromat was closed at that time.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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