3 dead in Winnemucca bar shooting

There are 85 comments on the RGJ.com story from May 25, 2008, titled 3 dead in Winnemucca bar shooting. In it, RGJ.com reports that:

Three men were fatally shot and two other people were injured early today at a bar in the northern Nevada town of Winnemucca, police said, and the shootings may have stemmed from a longstanding feud between ...

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Since: Mar 07

Winnemucca, NV

#66 Jul 17, 2008
mi familia wrote:
anyone that feels sorry for ernesto seriously needs to get there head checked he killed two good men that were fathers the real victums here are mark and joes children, and now there dads on house arrest so doesnt go look for the rest of the pinche copethes f**k ernesto and his pinche familia i hope he burns in hell as i write this.
so all u people that are talking s**t and dont know them do ur self a favor and shut the f**k up!!!!!!!!!!
Thats good that their father is on house arrest. This needs to stop with someone and some how so they stopped it with him. Thats good. This BS needed to stop along time ago before anyone got hurt or killed. Before babies fathers, sons, uncles what ever were killed. Kudo's to who ever put him on house arrest.
Daze2past

Reno, NV

#67 Jul 17, 2008
Damn man you got a cold heart. And for that I guess you are proud of that. SO WHEN ONE OF YOUR FAMILIES GET HURT IN THE FUTURE...Better think back to that comment of yours. JUST SAYING.

Since: Mar 07

Winnemucca, NV

#68 Jul 18, 2008
Daze2past wrote:
Damn man you got a cold heart. And for that I guess you are proud of that. SO WHEN ONE OF YOUR FAMILIES GET HURT IN THE FUTURE...Better think back to that comment of yours. JUST SAYING.
and i was just saying that it is about time that this is over with. gone on to long and too many people have been hurt or killed from this. just stating truth not making comment to who they are or who was write or wrong. as far as that is concerned they are all wrong.
mi familia

Winnemucca, NV

#69 Jul 23, 2008
yeah its good that hes on house arrest so he doesnt go kill anybody,the family dosnt need to suffer anymore grief, i just hope that these putos leave the family alone and there will be no more problems
chilli

Ontario, CA

#70 Jul 29, 2008
It's over leave it alone already. It is what it is!!
Rest in Peace Ernie V

Las Vegas, NV

#71 Aug 28, 2008
mi familia wrote:
anyone that feels sorry for ernesto seriously needs to get there head checked he killed two good men that were fathers the real victums here are mark and joes children, and now there dads on house arrest so doesnt go look for the rest of the pinche copethes f**k ernesto and his pinche familia i hope he burns in hell as i write this.
so all u people that are talking s**t and dont know them do ur self a favor and shut the f**k up!!!!!!!!!!
You are one F***ed Up Mo Fo, Margarito and Jose were two of the biggest A-holes to ever live in Winnemucca. It seems to me that you really didn't know these two jerk-offs as well as you think, so quit writing this F###ed up Sh#t! Yeah some of ernestos brothers were messed up, but the rest of the family has nothing to do with this crap, if it wasn'nt for Margarito starting the sh&t by shooting ernestos little brother they would all still be alive. So stop talking like these two brothers were some type of angels because they are far from it, and if anyone is buring in hell right now I guarantee you it's not ernesto; so shut the hell up!!!!
muccan

Plzen, Czech Republic

#72 Aug 29, 2008
It is about time to put this moronic squable to an end, i knew all three, i called Joe my friend, i helped Ernesto move furniture, this family feud thing was unnecessary. A pissy fight between some kids that was taken to an extreme. Legal illegal does it matter? Three people are gone and all you can do is continue some pityful fight that costs more than what it was ever worth, the only scum here are those who continue the fight
CHILLI

Ontario, CA

#73 Sep 9, 2008
muccan wrote:
It is about time to put this moronic squable to an end, i knew all three, i called Joe my friend, i helped Ernesto move furniture, this family feud thing was unnecessary. A pissy fight between some kids that was taken to an extreme. Legal illegal does it matter? Three people are gone and all you can do is continue some pityful fight that costs more than what it was ever worth, the only scum here are those who continue the fight
DITTO!!!!!!!!!!
RIP Torres

Winnemucca, NV

#74 Oct 16, 2008
All i have to say is that the Torres brother's and family are good hearted people. They are hard working and friends to many. They both were great fathers. They are missed very much and will NEVER be forgotten. We love you guys....
And for there families and friends we know that Joe and Mark were good young men...
Pablo Perez

Los Angeles, CA

#75 Oct 21, 2008
As a former southern California resident I can tell you that you better get rid of the Mexicans before they take over your city, county, and state. They've got all of California now and have spread to the northernmost reaches of Montana. They take work from American workers and breed like rabbits. Get used to the term "anchor baby" because it's going to become a big part of your life. If the illegal kill each other count your lucky stars - it will be a better world.
g-girl

Winnemucca, NV

#76 Nov 16, 2008
Rest in Peace Ernie V wrote:
<quoted text>You are one F***ed Up Mo Fo, Margarito and Jose were two of the biggest A-holes to ever live in Winnemucca. It seems to me that you really didn't know these two jerk-offs as well as you think, so quit writing this F###ed up Sh#t! Yeah some of ernestos brothers were messed up, but the rest of the family has nothing to do with this crap, if it wasn'nt for Margarito starting the sh&t by shooting ernestos little brother they would all still be alive. So stop talking like these two brothers were some type of angels because they are far from it, and if anyone is buring in hell right now I guarantee you it's not ernesto; so shut the hell up!!!!
dude no they wernt perfect angels but they didnt deserve this injustice and neither do their kids
a friend

Winnemucca, NV

#77 Feb 20, 2009
ThisisAmerica wrote:
I have the deepest sympathy for the family of Joe and Mark Torres. May they Rest in Peace.
Jose, I feel for you and your family in this time of loss, but I would never understand the need or want to get revenge in matters of the law. To just walk into a bar FULL of patrons and start shooting? This is not Mexico, taking matters into your own hands will just cause people like you and your family more greef than it worth.
Listen, this world is big enough to just walk away. Find some place that you and your family can live in peace.
u say dis isnt mexico 2 take matters into your own hands bt dis is america where deres supos to be judstice! bt wat happend when ernestos brother got shot by da torres?? no 1 did anythin!! da police couldnt even do their job of keepin them in jail Enesto did wat he thot was ryt n even thogh he made a mistake he was 1 of da greatest person i ever known R.I.P. Ernesto Villagomes we'll always remember u

Since: Apr 08

Reno NV

#78 Feb 20, 2009
a friend wrote:
<quoted text>
u say dis isnt mexico 2 take matters into your own hands bt dis is america where deres supos to be judstice! bt wat happend when ernestos brother got shot by da torres?? no 1 did anythin!! da police couldnt even do their job of keepin them in jail Enesto did wat he thot was ryt n even thogh he made a mistake he was 1 of da greatest person i ever known R.I.P. Ernesto Villagomes we'll always remember u
You want to live in this country? Learn how to spell and use the language. What a waste of our tax dollars for you people that suck them up with the use of our public schools, but learn nothing.
TMAC

Ashley, OH

#79 Feb 21, 2009
Kevin 56 wrote:
<quoted text>
You want to live in this country? Learn how to spell and use the language. What a waste of our tax dollars for you people that suck them up with the use of our public schools, but learn nothing.
Kevin you must be jobless or somthing It looks like you have nothing better to do with your time then to put down others. I read one of your comments about how Winnemucca is a town of inbreds. Have you even been there? Stopping for gas doesn't count. I lived there for 19 years. My Grandparents are friends with the DA. It happens to be a great town. The only untilelligent thing about this is your stupid racist comments which shows your true stupidity. You see I am not willing to enter a battle of wits with you because it is against my morals to atack an unarmed person. If you even know what that means. So leave the people alone who are trying to cope with a tradgedy. Get a job because our tax dollars are going people like you who probably spends 99% of their time online criticizing others because his life sucks so bad he has to make others feel as bad as he does.
mi familia

Carson City, NV

#80 Nov 18, 2009
Rest in Peace Ernie V wrote:
<quoted text>You are one F***ed Up Mo Fo, Margarito and Jose were two of the biggest A-holes to ever live in Winnemucca. It seems to me that you really didn't know these two jerk-offs as well as you think, so quit writing this F###ed up Sh#t! Yeah some of ernestos brothers were messed up, but the rest of the family has nothing to do with this crap, if it wasn'nt for Margarito starting the sh&t by shooting ernestos little brother they would all still be alive. So stop talking like these two brothers were some type of angels because they are far from it, and if anyone is buring in hell right now I guarantee you it's not ernesto; so shut the hell up!!!!
yeah ur so wrong ernesto was a little bitch and so are all of you defending him if you dont want to hear anymore about this them stop comin to this website
Evil666

Placerville, CA

#81 Nov 19, 2009
What's the real story? You guys think you know everything about Mark and Joe Torres. They were Saints, right? Ha. What about Ernesto? How did it all start, who really did the shooting first? Who was responsible for causing problems? There are two sides to every story. How did it lead up to this? If you can answer all these questions, then yes, you have room to talk. I want both sides to the story.
Lowglow

Jefferson City, MO

#82 Jan 29, 2010
Wow.
I don't know what going on here, but is Winnemucca really this violent ?, I hope not, I bought some land up that way and I'm going to build a House to retire in.
I guess it's a good thing I have a CC Permit and have shot in the Military for 20 years, or I may not live very long in Winnimucca.

Please tell me this will be a safe place to bring my family to live.
Big Bertha

South Holland, IL

#83 Jan 30, 2010
just a bunch of wanna be mexican gang bangers
Suz

Boise, ID

#84 Feb 1, 2010
Kevin 56 wrote:
<quoted text>
I criticize people like you who can't write using English. I criticize people like you who make excuses for bad behaviour and blame someone or something else. Now, tell me, what were those two punks doing in a bar underage? If one had already spit out a kid, why wasn't he home with it. But not to worry, I think the shooter is an idiot too. The only one here with sense is the guy who took out the shooter. So tell you what bozo. I am better than these lowlifes who are constantly in trouble with the law, can't/won't provide for the kids they have and who have no intention of growing up and taking responsibility for their actions. I've actually heard some on here blame the courts. Gimme a break!
Kevin obviously you don't know any of these people and are far more of a low life and ignorant yourself for passing judgement. This happened in a very small town with a very small town way of doing things. Yes mistakes were made and this tragedy never should have happened but you do not know the background of these people or their citizenship. There are three people dead here and many others that had to witness this senseless act. These people have families and friends that loved them, who provided well for them and are now in mourning at this time...and BTW are as much a citizen and American as you only THINK you are.
Sam

Sparks, NV

#85 Feb 23, 2010
Jose diaz wrote:
R.I.P. my uncle ernesto villagomez
The two people that he killed injured his brother mario the cops didnt do nothing
You know that you Mr. Jose are a lyer and you also know that the two boys that your uncle ernesto villagomez didn't hurt your cousin. The police and you had the wrong persons. The older boy didn't have anything to do with it. There a court facts and evidence that you wittness lied on the stand and you people have done nothing but cause havic on the community of Winnemucca. Why the D.A doesn't do something with you people? How dare you try to justify your cousin His NOTHING BUT A COLD HEARTED KILLER!!!! GO BACK TO MEXICO AND FINISH KILLING EACH OTHER THERE.
JOE AND MARK WHERE NEVER FROM MEXICO AND YOU AND THE D.A. ARE ALL LIERS. I hope there is not a night that goes by you don't sleep at night. The Day will come God will judge you slim!!!!May you uncle rote in hell!!!

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