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4 shot, 3 killed at Fremont Bar - off duty officer among dead

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Jose "Andy" Chavez Jose "Andy" Chavez
Ramiro "Ronnie" Sanchez Ramiro "Ronnie" Sanchez

Fremont police are still search for a shooter that opened fire inside of a downtown bar early Sunday morning, killing three people and sending a fourth to the hospital.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Last Call Bar on W. State Street.

Police say a man walked through the door, pulled a gun and opened fire. Three people were shot and killed. A fourth was injured.

Among the victims, off-duty Elmore Police Officer 26-yr-old Andy Chavez. Also killed were a 28-year-old bartender, Ramiro Sanchez and 24-year-old Daniel Ramirez.

Ramiro Arreolo was taken by air ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Fremont business owner Mark Warner was shocked. He owns the A.M. Korner Cafe right across the street from the bar where the shooting happened.

"Two people were standing on my step. I asked what's going on and they said a tragedy happened."

Police say more than 20 people were in the bar when shots rang out. Chief Timothy Wiersma says one person was taken into custody for questioning.

"It appears that maybe the shooter continued to shoot while he was escaping out of the side door. It started with a fight and got terribly out of hand."

Police don't know what sparked the fight that led to the shootings, but say an incident like this is unusual for Fremont.

Officers hope surveillance video will help shed light on what started the incident.

If you have an information, call Fremont Police at 419-332-6464.

 

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