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Police search for shooting suspect
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A fight inside a downtown Turlock bar that involved suspected gang members ended with gunshots.

No one was injured from the shooting. The Turlock Police Department has identified Miguel Garcia, 22, of Atwater as the likely shooter and is actively searching for him.

The fight broke out shortly after midnight at Tamarindo’s Bar and Grill located at 142 S. First St.

According to the police report, several patrons, including some gang members, started a fight at the bar and were kicked out by the club’s bouncers. Later, when they tried to return, they were refused entrance. It was at this point that the suspect, believed to be Garcia, fired at least one shot into the air from a handgun.

The individuals left the area and the police department was notified of the incident.

Garcia is a Hispanic man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. A white Chevy Tahoe was seen leaving the area. Garcia is wanted for negligent discharge of a firearm in a city.

Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.