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

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

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.

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.