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Carson City Authorities Investigate Bar Shooting

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Authorities in Carson City are investigating a shooting outside a bar Saturday morning.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office tells Channel 2 News it happened outside the Toads Bar on East Williams Street, near North Carson Street.

Sheriff Ken Furlong says a fight with numerous people started outside the bar around 4 a.m. When authorities arrived on scene, they witnessed the 21-year old suspect shoot the victim and run off. Sheriff Furlong says deputies fired on the shooter, but were unable to stop him from escaping the area. 15 others were detained at the scene.

A large area surrounding the scene was closed off by deputies as they found evidence, including a blood trail and articles of clothing. A .38 caliber revolver was also recovered several feet away from the location where the blood trail was after officers fired shots.

The unidentified victim was critically injured and was air-lifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. The victim's current condition is unknown at this time.

Sheriff Furlong says a few hours after the shooting, a man checked himself into Renown with a gunshot wound to the hand. That man, identified as Emanuel Moreno (pictured right), reportedly matched witness information as the suspect of the shooting. Sheriff Furlong says Moreno was most likely injured by a shot fired by a deputy.

Moreno has known gang affiliations. He has been a target of local authorities looking to serve an arrest warrant for failure to appear at a Carson City Justice Court hearing.

Sheriff Furlong says Moreno will be taken into custody on the warrant charges after receiving surgery on his hand. More charges, including battery with a deadly weapon with substantial harm and attempted homicide are pending.

Sheriff Furlong has not released the identity of the deputy who fired on the shooter. While a shooting investigation is pending, Sheriff Furlong says the deputy is expected to return to normal duties soon.

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