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LANCASTER - A Lancaster man who was shot in the stomach during an argument in front of a friend's house was upgraded Tuesday from critical to fair condition, officials said.
The 34-year-old man, whose name sheriff's officials said they were not disclosing in order to protect his safety, was initially not expected to survive.
``As of 9:30 this morning, the victim was upgraded to fair condition,'' said Deputy Dan Burdick of the Lancaster sheriff's station. ``They believe he'll survive.''
The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West Avenue H-14 as the victim and a 34-year-old Palmdale man were standing in front of a mutual friend's home.
The two men began arguing over an uncertain subject when the Palmdale man drew a gun and fired a single shot at the Lancaster man. The shooter then fled.
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He was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where officials said they didn't believe he would survive because of the wound and the amount of blood lost. Doctors, however, managed to treat the wound and stabilize stabilize
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Deputies managed to identify the shooter but had not yet been able to locate him by midday
Investigators said they are unsure exactly what the two argued over and will have to interview the victim to learn the cause.
(color) Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a shooting Monday night in the 1100 block of West Avenue H-14 in Lancaster. Officials say they have a suspect, a Palmdale man, but have been unable to locate him. The victim, a Lancaster man, was wounded in the stomach.
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