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10/3/10

Overnight shooting at Daiquiri Lounge, one murdered others shot

Renee Valencia, mug shot from Lubbock County Sheriff's Department Renee Valencia, mug shot from Lubbock County Sheriff's Department
Luis Valencia, mug shot from Lubbock County Sheriff's Department Luis Valencia, mug shot from Lubbock County Sheriff's Department

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A Lubbock nightclub is temporarily shut down after an overnight shooting killed one and injured five others. Police said a teenager opened fire at the Daiquiri Lounge in the Depot District around 2:30 Sunday morning.

Police arrested 19-year-old Renee Valencia for the murder of 22-year-old Zachary Matta who died from being shot several times in the head, neck and chest. "When I heard it I was shocked. He just didn't deserve that at all. I love him and I'm going to miss him," said Zachary's cousin Louisa Guerrero crying.

In front of the nightclub sits a small memorial to "Big Zach", with a couple of roses in a pool of blood and a candle lit in his memory. The Daiquiri Lounge was his last stop for his birthday weekend; he had just turned 22 on Friday. "That's not just any other cousin you know, he's like our brother," said Guerrero. "Just seeing all that blood blew my mind. He didn't deserve to die that way."

A close friend of Zachary, who wished to stay anonymous, said he was at the Daiquiri Lounge during the shooting. He said Valencia left the nightclub after getting into a fight with Zachary. When Valencia came back he brought a gun and started smashing Zachary's car windshield.

After Zachary came out of the nightclub to see what was going on, Valencia shot him several times. That's when police officer Jennifer Pierce began chasing Valencia as he continued to shoot toward the Beer Garden area.

Police said Valencia shot Daiquiri Lounge bouncer O.C. Clark, 28, near the ankle.  Raymond Maldonado, 33, was shot in the forearm and Patrick Rodriguez, 25, was shot in the leg.  Rebecca Flores, 22, was hit by a bullet ricochet, and Anthony Guzman, 21, was attacked with a brick.

Zachary was the only one who didn't make it. "He didn't deserve it one bit. To see all his blood there I didn't think it was going to be this bad. But it is. I can just be happy he's in a better place now," cried Guerrero.

 After a short car chase, police caught up with Renee Valencia near 32nd Street and Avenue N. They arrested and charged him with murder. Police also arrested Luis Valencia, 22, for running from police and outstanding warrants.   

"I just hope that God handles the people that did that to him because he didn't deserve it," said Guerrero holding back tears. "Big Zach, why him? Out of everybody why Zach? He was always trying to help somebody out. He's a very good man and he was real protective of his family and he just didn't deserve to die that way."

TABC is also investigating the murder. They shut down the nightclub for at least a week to see if Daiquiri Lounge management could have prevented the shooting or if it was out of their hands.

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