One of the men who was injured in a Sunday morning shooting outside Rooster's Blues Bar said a verbal dispute preceded the gunshots.

The shooting Sunday morning outside of Rooster's, 801 Garrison Ave., injured a man and woman from Fort Smith and a woman from Sallisaw. The man from Fort Smith who was injured in the incident told Fort Smith police he heard men arguing before the shots were fired, according to the incident report.

The man told officer Wesley Sawyer that just before 5 a.m. Sunday he was leaving Rooster's when he heard the men but couldn't identify them or give a description of them. After the arguing, the man heard several gunshots and started running, he said in the report.

A bullet hit the man in the right ankle, the report states.

The woman from Fort Smith told officer Joshua Johnson she was standing by the side door at Rooster's talking to friends when she heard four gunshots and started running toward the back of the bar. As she was running, she felt pain in her leg, looked down and saw blood coming from her thigh, the report states.

She said she did not see the shooter or where the shots were coming from, the report states.

The woman from Sallisaw told Sawyer she was standing near the door on the west side of Rooster's around 5 a.m. Sunday when she heard gunshots ring out from the area of Garrison Avenue and North Eighth Street. She said she put her hand out past the bannister she was standing near and felt a bullet hit her thumb, the report states.

Police are trying to identify a man seen early Sunday morning at the bar who they believe is a person of interest in the incident. They are also looking for a woman, a possible witness, to speak with about the incident, police Cpl. Anthony Rice said Sunday.

Anyone who knows the man or his location is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at (479) 709-5100 or Crime Stoppers at 78-CRIME.