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Suspect in Santa Rosa nightclub shooting still at large

A man who shot and injured a Santa Rosa night club worker who was escorting him out the door of the bar near downtown early Wednesday morning remained at large a day later, police said.

Detectives had little description to work from in their investigation of the shooting outside the Epic Social Club on Mendocino Avenue but were contining to follow up in hopes of developing leads, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Dave Linscomb said Thursday.

The unidentified, 23-year-old victim of the 1:15 a.m. shooting was expected to survive despite serious enough wounds that he required surgery, police have said.

The incident occurred after club management asked the unruly suspect to leave for making rude comments to gay and lesbian patrons gathered for a special Pride Night celebration.

The victim had escorted him outside when the suspect pulled out a handgun, shot the employee once in the torso at close range and then ran off, police said.

The shooter has been described as a Latino man in his 20s with long hair.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at (707) 543-3590.


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