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3 Wounded When Man Fires Rifle In Bar

Sun., Nov. 5, 1995

A man firing a rifle sprayed the inside of a bar with bullets early Saturday, wounding three people.

The man got in a dispute with several other patrons at the Nevada Club, then got a Russian-made SKS rifle from his car and fired about 10 shots, Lander County Sheriff Kenny Moore said.

The 10 people inside the bar at the time were preparing to go home, the sheriff said.

“The music had stopped … This was the last of the wind-down crowd,” he said. “If the shooting had been a little earlier in the night, it would have been a lot worse.”

Wayne Machen, 35, of Nampa, Idaho, was arrested nearby about 20 minutes later.

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