Victim in bar shooting tells police he believes it was an accide

Victim in bar shooting tells police he believes it was an accident

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The shooting took place early Sunday morning at La Cueva Bar on Sutherland Avenue. The shooting took place early Sunday morning at La Cueva Bar on Sutherland Avenue.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police have identified the victim shot in a West Knoxville bar parking lot over the weekend.

Alberto Duenas, 28, of Knoxville, was working as a security guard at La Cueva Bar early Sunday morning when he told police he heard two men fighting and went to investigate.

Duenas said as he reached the parking lot, he saw two men arguing with one of the males holding a handgun. 

When Duenas heard shots fired, he turned to run, but was struck in the ankle. 

He indicated the two men never confronted him and he said he felt the shot was not meant to hit him. 

Duenas was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury. 

Police are still searching for the two suspects.

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