Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Authorities say a man was shot early Friday outside the Harbor Bar. -- photo by Mike Longaecker/Republican Eagle

Dec. 11, 2009: Police search for answers following tavern shooting

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
crime and courts Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011 http://www.piercecountyherald.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/fieldimages/26/0613/harbor-web-onlypza1.jpg?itok=ZRiAxsKp
Pierce County Herald
715-273-4335 customer support
Dec. 11, 2009: Police search for answers following tavern shooting
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

A 24-year-old man was hospitalized early Friday after being shot following a skirmish at the Harbor Bar.

Pierce County Sheriff's deputies were called just after midnight to the Harbor Bar in the Town of Trenton for reports of shots fired.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Deputies said the victim was shot in the upper torso. He was transported to Fairview Red Wing Medical Center, then airlifted to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Red Wing firefighters said the man was in serious condition when he was transported from the scene.

A St. Marys spokeswoman said there was no information on the victim. The R-E has obtained the name of the victim, but is withholding it at the request of authorities.

Lt. Dennis Sorenson of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said the victim is still alive, but said his condition was unknown Friday afternoon.

"We've got a lot of pieces to put together," he said.

According to a press release, the victim and a possible suspect, identified by Red Wing police as a 25-year-old Red Wing man, became involved in "some type of altercation" in the bar.

Read Saturday's print version of the Republican Eagle to find out more about what Harbor Bar owner Brad Smith had to say about the shooting.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness