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Police: Vodka mocking led to shooting

  |   July 19, 2010 at 3:29 PM
SAN ANTONIO, July 19 (UPI) -- Police said an uninvited man who was ridiculed for his bottle of vodka shot and wounded a guest at a party in San Antonio.

Investigators said the host of the party on the West Side allowed the man to enter early Sunday to avoid a confrontation, but the party-crasher became angry when revelers mocked his bottle of Nuvo, the San Antonio Express-News reported Monday.

An incident report said party guests told the man the "bottle looked like a lipstick cap, indicating that (he) is or was a homosexual, which made (him) upset."

Police said the man left the party and returned with a handgun, which he first fired into the air, then aimed shots at guests in the back yard.

One of the shots struck James Collins, 23, in the lower abdomen at about 2:15 a.m.

The suspect fled the party and Collins was taken to University Hospital in stable condition.

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