1 dead, another injured in South Central bar shooting

El Paso News

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – One man is dead and another in the hospital after a shooting just after midnight Friday morning outside a bar in South Central El Paso.

According to police, they responded to a fight call at Cazadores Cantina sports bar on the corner of Copia and Durazno but later learned it was a shooting and found a man in his late 20’s to early 30’s dead at the scene.

On Thursday evening, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the bar’s liquor permit for seven days. A statement provided by the state agency says it will conduct an investigation.

The suspension comes at the request of the El Paso Police Department, according to the statement.

Initial dispatch reports indicated a ‘large fight’ between 10 to 13 persons at the bar, with multiple calls into EPPD from witnesses reporting gunshots at the location.

Once on the scene, our KTSM crew spotted a body on the ground, behind a silver-colored SUV in a parking lot along Durazno, just across from the bar.

Officers on scene say another man, only identified as being in his mid-30’s, was rushed to nearby University Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

A man who lives across the street says when he heard shots he grabbed his wife and baby and ran to the back of the house.

“I heard them start fighting and then once I heard somebody shoot that’s when I grabbed the baby and we ran to the back of the house and as soon as we got to the back of the house there were probably another seven shots,” said Ronney Berge who lives on Durazno.

Berge saying he called 911 and when he went outside he saw a body in his driveway.

“Ok, there’s a cop here and then I saw the guy just laying here and stuff and I was like oh,” said Berge.

Berge has a young daughter and says the situation is making him consider moving.

“It’s scary I mean you never know when it’s going to happen again because a lot of stuff happens at this bar and this was just too close,” said Berge.

The shooting is under investigation, and we will provide details in our later newscasts as updates are provided to us..

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