By Rachel Kim

LOS ANGELES ( — What may have been a dispute between a customer and an employee inside a South Los Angeles restaurant ended in a gun battle Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The gunfire was reported at about 4:15 p.m. at Carolyn’s Kitchen at 853 East Manchester Avenue.

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A customer argued with an employee, left, returned with a gun and shot at the worker, who armed himself and fired back, according to the LAPD.

But Tizinski Bailey, who is a cook, had a slightly different account of what happened. He said it started when two customers got into a fight. When he and the other employees tried to break up the brawl, one of the customers left and came back with a gun.

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“Started shooting inside the restaurant. As he’s shooting, he’s backing up. As he’s shooting, and he’s shooting through the glass and stuff like that. Couple of bullets went passed me. I ducked down,” Bailey recounted.

One employee was shot in the stomach, another in the leg. They were said to be stable.

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Two men were later arrested when they showed up at a hospital to get treatment for their injuries. Police say they believe the men carjacked a getaway car.