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Police calm concerns after downtown Greenville bar shooting

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Police released this photo of a person of interest in the case. (Greenville Police Department) Police released this photo of a person of interest in the case. (Greenville Police Department)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville Police investigated a shooting inside a popular downtown bar that injured one person early Sunday morning.

They said there was some sort of argument or fight at Dixie's Tavern on East North Street, and one person pulled out a gun and fired.

Officials said one person was hit by a bullet in the arm. The victim was treated and released.

Police said they don't believe the victim was involved in the fight.  

Some said the shooting makes them worried about visiting downtown.

"What makes me nervous about coming downtown is the people here and the security," said Nathan Adkins. "I think it's a start of a downtown thing."

Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong said the shooting was an insolated incident. She said her officers work hard to keep downtown Greenville safe.

"We actually put officers when the bars let out in different strategic locations so that we can keep an eye on what's going on to ensure the safety of our citizens down there," Wilfong said.

Police released a photo of a person of interest in the case and said they need the public's help identifying him and to speak with anyone who may have information connected with his involvement in the incident.

Greenville Police detectives are investigating leads on this case, but they're asking anyone with information to call 271-GCPD or 23-CRIME.

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