Members at The Rush Expelled After Locker Room Shooting

KNOXVILLE, TN -- A shooting in the locker room of The Rush Fitness Complex facility in Knoxville, TN, has resulted in the membership cancellation of both men involved, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Local police say that Kristopher Kitts, 29, shot Erik Knight, 29, once in the stomach last Wednesday night with a .22-caliber pistol during a fight in The Rush’s locker room. Knight was taken to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound and was listed in critical condition. No charges are expected against Kitts, a police spokesman told the newspaper.

Officials at The Rush told the newspaper that Knight wanted to get even with Kitts after a recent bar fight.

Larry Gurney, president and CEO of The Rush, says the memberships of Kitts and Knight were canceled. Guns and other weapons are banned from The Rush locations. An exception is made for police officers who must show their badges at the front desk and tell staff they have guns, Gurney told the newspaper.

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