Shot fired at man in bar’s parking lot
A 25-year-old man felt a bullet whiz past him Sunday night in the parking lot of Hoss Hoggs, a restaurant and bar at 2543 U.S. Highway 50.
The shot was fired from a chrome-plated pistol by a man seated in the front passenger side of a dark Blazer with oversized tires.
The man told police he parked at the restaurant around 9:30 p.m. intending to eat dinner. Once he saw that the lights in the dining room were not on, he began to back out of his parking space.
At the same time, the 25-year-old saw a black Blazer pull forward toward his car. He slammed on his brakes and got out to see if he hit the Blazer, police said.
A white male in the front passenger seat of the Blazer reportedly began yelling racial insults at the Hispanic man. The victim told police that the man pointed a gun at him and fired. He said he saw a flash and then felt wind from the bullet going by his chest.
Police said the bullet was shot toward the Swiss Chalet, a restaurant directly across Highway 50. Officers who investigated the incident did not find the bullet or its casing.
They confirmed a shot was fired after talking with two bartenders who were working inside Hoss Hoggs at the time of the shooting.
They reportedly told police that two men and a woman who got into the Blazer had had a beer at the bar. One man was described as 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with a thin build and collar-length brown hair. The other man is believed to be 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with a thin build and a shaved head and glasses.
Witnesses said the Blazer left the restaurant’s parking lot heading west at a high speed. The 25-year-old victim called police to report the incident from his house on Fawn Way.
Police said the suspects are wanted for attempted murder.
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