Man Shot Outside Grand Junction Bar

A bystander is shot in a drive–by shooting Thursday at a popular Grand Junction nightspot. Police say the shooting happened at about 1:30 A.M. According to the Grand Junction Police Department officers responded to the Blue Moon Bar and Grill on 7th Street to investigate a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they found a 44-year-old man had been struck by a 44–caliber bullet. Witnesses say someone fired shots from a teal green Ford Taurus at a red Chevy Blazer as the blazer was leaving the area. Police say no one in the Blazer was hit instead a bullet struck a bystander. The Taurus left the area heading south on 7th Street. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the shooting. The identity or the condition of the man shot has not been released, but police say his injuries are not life threatening.
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