NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) — Video captured a shooting inside of a Yard House restaurant at Northridge Fashion Center that left a 26-year-old man wounded.
According to police, the suspected gang-related shooting occurred at 8:08 p.m. Sunday night inside of the busy restaurant.
An argument was said to have erupted between at least four men. During the chaos, someone pulled out a gun and shot another man.
Video taken by fellow diner Joshua Collins showed the argument leading up to the fight as well as the shooting.
“It just kept escalating and just got worse and worse,” said Collins’ girlfriend who was with him at the time of the shooting.
According to Collins, a man wearing a gray sweatshirt started the fight and punched a man wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket.
“After that, the big guy shoved the manager out of the way and rushed him and then…fists started starting to be thrown and then [the suspect] pulls out a gun,” Collins said. “I just heard a pop, looked over, saw the barrel and the handle.”
The unidentified 26-year-old was wounded in the lower body and taken to a trauma center where his vital signs were stable, according to Officer D. Orris.
The suspect was described as a 20 to 35-year-old Hispanic male and was said to have fled the restaurant before police arrived.
Police said it was not immediately clear if the people involved knew each other but they are monitoring surveillance footage from inside the restaurant.