Man shot in face is recovering

A Carson City man was recovering Wednesday after being shot in the face early Sunday morning.

Carson City Sheriff's Detective Bob Motamenpour said victim Samuel Weese, 26, suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw when an unknown assailant drove past his vehicle in an east Carson City casino parking lot and opened fire about 2 a.m.

"The small-caliber bullet penetrated the passenger window behind the driver side and entered his left cheek," said Motamenpour.

Motamenpour said Weese yelled that he'd been shot and a woman in the vehicle steered the car from Hot Springs and Goni roads to College Parkway and Research Way where a deputy stopped the vehicle for driving erratically.

Weese was taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, then flown to a Reno hospital where he underwent reconstructive surgery to his face. Motamenpour said Weese has since been released from the hospital.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark silver or gray four-door "Intrepid type" sedan. The license plate possibly has UEX in it.

Anyone with information should call the Carson City Sheriff's Department detective division at 887-2020, ext. 1400.

• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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