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Fundraiser held for Pacific Beach bar employees injured in attack

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:45:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A bar in Pacific Beach held a fundraiser Wednesday night for employees who were injured in an attack earlier this month.

Firehouse manager Ryan Short said he was there on July 7 when bouncers turned away a man who was trying to enter the bar.

“Our guys were doing the right thing. We identified some individuals that shouldn’t be here, and we didn’t let them in,” said Short.

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But the men got violent. At one point, one of them picked up a metal pole and began swinging it at employees who were trying to break up the fight.

Four employees were injured, including Short, who broke his ribs. Another employee was transported with a skull fracture and a brain bleed.

“They’re doing better,” said Short.

While the injured workers' conditions are improving, they are still unable to go back to work.

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At the fundraiser on Wednesday night, the bar held a silent raffle and was planning on donating some of the bar proceeds to the GoFundMe account that has been set up to help the employees recover.

The attackers still have not been caught.