Man shot outside bar in Ellwood City

Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that took place late Saturday night just outside a bar on Lawrence Avenue in Ellwood City.

According to the report, Ellwood City Police were sent to the 400 block of Bell Avenue for a large fight and shots fired outside of My House Bar. When they arrived, the shooting victim was not present.  Police were advised a short time later that a man with a gunshot wound was admitted to the Ellwood City Hospital.

The man was identified as William Curtis Bonzo, 22, of 4th Street, Ellwood City. Bonzo had a gunshot wound to the crotch area; he was transported via ambulance to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Bonzo told police that he was shot during a fight that occurred outside of My House Bar, according to the report.

According to witnesses, however, Bonzo may have accidentally shot himself.  Also, the report said that due to the nature of the gunshot wound, he may have inadvertently pulled the trigger to a gun in his pocket.

Police said that the investigation is continuing and no arrests have been made at this time.

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