Winona, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Southeast Minnesota man is fighting for his life following a shooting at a rural western Wisconsin bar. 

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Law enforcement responded to the shooting shortly after 2:15 Saturday morning. Deputies found the victim in the establishment’s parking lot. 

The suspect fled from the scene and multiple law enforcement agencies initiated a search effort that involved the use of K-9’s and a drone. 

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The suspected shooter was later captured on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi River. 

Winona Man Fighting for His Life Following Shooting at Wisconsin Bar, Suspect Caught

A news release issued by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting occurred at George’s Lounge, which is across the Mississippi River from Winona in the Town of Buffalo. 

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The victim, described as a 33-year-old Winona man, was found to have been suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

He was taken to a hospital for treatment of the wound, which authorities described as life-threatening. 

After launching a manhunt, The Winona Police Department captured the suspect in Winona. He has been identified as 39-year-old Damien Winn of Winona

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Winn was arrested on suspicion of First-Degree Attempted Homicide on behalf of the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. 

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He was booked into the Winona County Jail around 11:30 Saturday morning, according to detention records. 

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The release of the victim’s identity is pending family notification. The shooting remains under investigation.

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