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Portland Strip Club Shooting Suspect Returned With Gun After Being 'Snubbed' By Bouncer

01/14/2014 01:03 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

A man who was denied entry to an Oregon strip club returned to the establishment about a half-hour later, barged in wearing a Halloween mask, and shot a bouncer in the head, the owners said.

Four people were injured in the shooting at the Mystic Gentleman’s Club in Portland, just before 9 p.m., Saturday.

"This was a random act of violence by someone who felt angry he couldn't get into the club, who was snubbed,'' co-owner Connie R. Barnes told the Oregonian. "He was mad at our bouncer.''

As of Monday, the bouncer, 26-year-old Brian Rizzo, remained in critical condition at an area hospital, clinging to life in a coma.

The unnamed shooter could have wounded more people, if not for a bar patron who took out a gun and returned fire. The suspected gunman was also reportedly in critical condition.

Two other people, patron Gonzalo Zamora-Hernandez, 31, and waitress Nichole Procter, 27, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

"They started screaming, 'Call 911, call 911,' and then I sit down and I start looking at my foot, so paramedics show up and they checked my foot and said, 'Yeah, you got shot,'" Zamora-Hernandez said, according to KGW.

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