05/28/2014 01:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Lassoed, Tackled After Shooting At People At A Rodeo

Bartow County Sheriff's Office

An intoxicated Georgia man was lassoed and beat up after allegedly wounding three people at a Memorial Day Weekend rodeo.

Police say that Celestino Moras, 25, opened fire just after 7 p.m. Sunday, at the annual rodeo in Cassville, Bartow County, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Moras allegedly shot off multiple rounds before finding himself a little tied up.

WSBTV reports:

The property owner said when Moras ran out of bullets, one of the rodeo cowboys lassoed him. Other guests beat him and tied him up until deputies could arrive. Doctors treated Moras for facial injuries before deputies took him to jail.

Or as KRMG put it, "John Wayne would be proud."

The suspect was reportedly upset that he was not an invited guest at the event.

He was charged with aggravated assault. All victims were treated at an area hospital and released.

Deputies also searched for a second man possibly involved in the shooting.

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