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Argument between neighbors turns deadly in Port St. Lucie

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Officials say one person is dead after an argument broke out between neighbors in Port St. Lucie Friday evening.

The shooting occurred in the 2300 block of Marseille Street.

According to police, the neighbors, two men and two women were together, drinking alcohol and playing online gambling on a back patio. Police say a Glock .45 handgun was introduced to the group at some point and then an argument broke out and one woman was shot in the hand.

The two men struggled over the firearm and one of the men was shot in the chest. He died as a result of his injuries on the back patio.

The woman was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

One man fled the scene and police searched for the man for approximately 90 minutes.

A Martin County Sheriff’s Office air unit spotted the man scaling a fence and officers nearby were able to apprehend him without incident.

After extensive interviews and consulting with the State Attorney’s Office, police say no charges are being filed at this time. The case remains under investigation and charges are possible at a future date.

Police have not recovered the gun yet and are still searching for it.