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Man shot outside Rustic Tavern in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Authorities are investigating after a 62-year-old man was shot outside the Rustic Tavern in Victorville.

It happened on May 15, 2021, at about 12:49 am, in the 14500 block of Hesperia Road.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the victim was sitting in a car with a friend, in front of Rustic Tavern, when an unknown male knocked on the vehicle window.

“The victim got out of the car and an argument took place,” stated Rodriguez. “During the argument, the victim was shot once.”

Rodriguez said the suspect fled the scene and the victim was rendered aid by people in the bar until deputies and medical aid arrived.

He was transported to the hospital for treatment and an update on his condition was not available.

Police have no suspect leads at this time and anyone with information is asked to call the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.

Note: After the article was published the owner of the business, Michael Voeltz, contacted VVNG and said the male was shot across the street in the field and ran to the Rustic Tavern for help. Michael said he will contact the Victorville Police Department to provide them with the information on the shooting investigation.

UPDATE #2 — On Wednesday morning, Mara Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department was made aware of Mr. Voeltz claims and confirmed there is no change in the original information provided to VVNG.


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