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October 17, 2013

Bullet strikes bar patron

Police: Shot was fired from outside

DYSART — A Coalport man was struck in the hip by a bullet that zipped through a wall while he was standing inside a bar along Route 53, police said.

Robert J. Edgar Jr., 30,  received what police termed “moderate” injuries when someone fired a gun from outside George’s Tavern in Dean Township late Wednesday, state police in Ebensburg said.

The matter is deemed an attempted homicide, Trooper Kenneth Durbin said in a brief news release.

Authorities released few details in the case.

Troopers said the incident occurred about 11:30 p.m. and that whoever pulled the trigger fled.

It was not known if a weapon was recovered.

District Attorney Kelly Callihan said an investigation remained underway and that as of 4 p.m. Thursday no charges had been filed.

“I’ve been briefed on the situation by state police, but we’re not releasing any details at this time,” Callihan said.

An employee who answered the telephone at George’s Tavern said staff had no comment about the incident.

Edgar was transported to UPMC Altoona for treatment. State police said he was in stable condition Thursday.

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tddavidhurst. The Tribune-Democrat’s Kathy Mellott, who covers parts of northern Cambria County, also contributed to this story.

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