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Police investigate self-defense shooting

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Police in Fort Lauderdale are currently investigating a “self-defense” shooting that left one man in critical condition.

The incident was reported at the U-Save Food Store along Northwest 19th Street around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities say a man stopped to the store to grab a few snacks after getting off of work when he was attacked in the parking lot.

The man and his attacker reportedly fought for several minutes before the man was able to get ahold of his gun:

“They were over there fighting for about 10 minutes until the worker reached inside of his car, you could see him reaching for the door, he got inside of the car and he grabbed the gun,” said witness James. “As soon as he grabbed the gun, he turned around on him and just shot him, boom!”

The attacker was taken to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition. The man who was attacked, is currently being questioned by police.