- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran and another man are being credited with wrestling a gunman out of a Syracuse bar after he wounded several patrons last weekend.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/1yGvaLM ) that U.S. Army reservist Lawrence Gabriel was working his shift as a bouncer at McAvan’s Pub early Sunday morning when a man came in and opened fire.

The 28-year-old Gabriel and his cousin, Joshua Kennedy, wrestled the gunman outside. Gabriel and Kennedy were both wounded, and Gabriel’s fiancee tells the newspaper that he remains in the intensive care unit at a Syracuse hospital.

Four other people were wounded, including two who remain hospitalized.

Police have charged 22-year-old Michael Morris with attempted murder and kidnapping. Officials say he took his ex-girlfriend hostage at gunpoint before taking her to the bar where her relatives were having a party.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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