Police Looking for Man Involved in Shooting Outside West El Paso Bar
POSTED: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 8:47am
EL PASO - El Paso Police are searching for a man who they say was involved in an early morning shooting outside a bar in the Cincinnati Entertainment District.
It happened just after 1:00a.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block of N. Mesa near Cincinnati Street. According to emergency dispatchers, a 29 year old man and a 32 year old man were rushed to University Medical Center. Both men were shot in the stomach.
Nick Jauregui was outside the bar when the gunshots went off, "We were standing in line to get into Spice Bar and there was a long line. Some dude in a purple shirt came out. They didn't want to let him in and he started shooting two dudes" he said.
Police haven't identified the victims, but witnesses say they might have been bouncers at the bar. Witnesses also say there were two men, but only one of them fired a gun. The shooter ran into the Kern neighborhood. A Border Patrol hellicopter was called in to help with the search.
This is the third shooting in El Paso this week. There were two unrelated shootings in Northeast El Paso over the weekend. Mike Baranyay with the El Paso Police Department said he doesn't think this is a trend that El Pasoans should be worried about.
"That is an anomaly that we've had three shootings in one week. It's not something that we're overly concerned about, as far as a trend. We don't have an reason to believe the three shootings are connected to anything other than random acts of violence" said Baranyay.
Both victims are expected to survive.
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