A man was shot dead last week in the parking lot of a 24 Hour Fitness in California, multiple media outlets reported.
The incident took place at about 11:30 a.m. last Thursday in the San Francisco suburb of Antioch, CA. The name of the victim was not released, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The victim and his brother had just finished shopping in a nearby shopping mall, Antioch police Lt. Diane Aguinaga told the media.
"They came outside, I assume to go to their car, when one brother said to the other, 'Look out,'" Aguinaga told reporters. "A blue car rolled up and the passenger fired out the window, striking one of the brothers, killing him."
A spokesperson for 24 Hour Fitness, San Ramon, CA, told Club Industry the company is cooperating fully with the Antioch Police Department during its investigation and directed further questions to the police department. No arrests have been announced.
"The safety and security of our members is our utmost priority," said the spokesperson, who did not specify whether or not the victim was a member. "We were deeply saddened to hear of the incident that occurred in a parking lot near our facility in Antioch."
This is the second violent act reported in or near a fitness club in the San Francisco area this fall. A man pleaded not guilty to a murder charge last month in the death of a Bally Total Fitness member in South San Francisco. That incident took place Sept. 17 inside the Bally club.
Earlier this month, a man shot and killed a fitness instructor in the parking lot of a Philadelphia-area YMCA, then killed himself in what was described as a murder-suicide.