BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police say a man was shot at a bar in Catonsville when an argument turned violent early on Christmas morning.

The shooting happened at Loafer’s Sports Bar and Grille around 12:30 a.m., according to Baltimore County Police. Officers were initially unable to find anyone involved in the shooting, but about 30 minutes later, police learned a shooting victim had come into a local hospital for treatment.

Police determined the 27-year-old man was a victim from the previous call.

Authorities say the victim’s friends were involved in an argument with the shooting suspect inside the bar. Once outside, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds at the group, according to police.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body but is expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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