Man shot outside restaurant near mall

A man was shot and wounded when an argument and fight escalated to gunplay in the parking lot of T.G.I. Friday's near Valley View Mall on Thursday night, Roanoke police said. The gunman escaped.

Deshawn Lamar Johnson, 21, of Roanoke was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after the 11:12 p.m. shooting, police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said. His condition was not available Friday.

The shooter was described as a black male in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 185 and 200 pounds. Witnesses told police he had a muscular build and braided hair.