1 dead after argument over football bet turns into gunfight, police say

Witnesses say 2 men were arguing at time of shooting

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - One man was killed and another was wounded late Saturday after an argument over a football bet turned into a shootout, Delray Beach police said.

A spokeswoman for the Delray Beach Police Department said the shooting happened about 11 p.m. in the 300 block Southwest Sixth Avenue.

Witnesses told police that the two men were arguing when one them pulled out a gun and shot the other. The second man returned fire, fatally wounding the initial shooter, police said.

Paramedics rushed the first man to Bethesda Hospital, where he died. The second man was taken to Delray Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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