A man fired a rifle multiple times toward an El Paso bar and security staff after he was kicked out of the bar over the weekend, police said.
No one was injured by the gunfire early Saturday outside the EPTX bar at 1584 George Dieter Drive in the East Side, said police, who are searching for the shooter.
The shooting occurred at 12:55 a.m. after bouncers escorted a man out of the bar following an altercation, police said. The man made threats to bar staff as he was removed.
"Moments later, security staff saw the man in the parking lot walking towards the bar armed with a rifle. The man fired the weapon multiple times towards the bar and security staff," a police news release stated. The shooter then left in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.
The shooter was described by police as a Black man, about 6-feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt with black letters, denim jeans and white athletic shoes.
The bar shooting was the second such incident this month. On Jan. 1, a Fort Bliss soldier was arrested for allegedly firing gunshots at a bar in the Cincinnati Avenue Entertainment District after he was kicked out for fighting. Bullets hit a door and an outside wall but there were no injuries.
Anyone with information on the EPTX shooting may call El Paso police at 915-832-4400 or may anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) or leave a tip online at crimestoppersofelpaso.org
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: EPTX shooting: Man fires rifle after escorted out of El Paso bar