Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:39 AM
Updated: Aug 16, 2012 12:13 PM
BROWNSVILLE - Two people shot at a Brownsville bar are recovering. Investigators are looking into the shooting suspect's claims of self-defense.
The man told officers he fired two shots because he feared for his life. It happened at the Toucan's Lounge around 2 a.m.
Police report one of the shooting victims and several friends surrounded the suspect's car. Witnesses told officers the victim grabbed the man's arm and tried to start a fight. Police said that's when the man grabbed a handgun and shot twice to fend them off.
We're told the victim was hit in the chest and a woman who was in the area was shot in the stomach. Both victims were taken to the hospital. They're in stable condition.
Investigators haven't said why the man was attacked.
No one has been arrested. The case is still under investigation.
Meanwhile, police are looking for another person as a result of the shooting. A car hit one of the medic transport vans taking a victim to the hospital. Officers said the driver of the car failed to stop. Police are searching for that person.