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One man dead, another injured in shooting outside Winona bar

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WINONA — A man was shot and killed during an apparent drive-by shooting early today outside a west-end bar in Winona, according to a Winona police report. 

Winona police responded to a call at about 1:07 a.m. today of shots being fired outside EB's Corner in the 700 block of West Fifth Street.

Robert Charles Johnson, 53, of Winona, was shot in the torso. Sean Patrick O'Brien, 27, of Winona was shot in the leg. Both victims were transported to Winona Health, the report states.

Johnson was pronounced dead at Winona Health, according to reports. O'Brien was listed in stable condition today, according to police.

Witnesses on the scene gave police the description of a vehicle and personal description of the shooter. A vehicle matching that description was found at an apartment building in the 100 block of West Third Street. Officers evacuated adjacent apartments from the home where the suspect was believed to be. Officers from the Winona County Emergency Response Team then made contact with the suspect and arrested Ricky Darnell Waiters, 49, without incident, the report states.


Waiters is being held in the Winona County Jail pending charges of assault and second-degree homicide. 

The shooting is being investigated by Winona police and investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

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