'It's Very Scary': Dispute Between Restaurant Employee and Customer Leads to Shooting - NBC Southern California

'It's Very Scary': Dispute Between Restaurant Employee and Customer Leads to Shooting

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    Police are looking for a third suspect involved in a shooting at the Carolyn's Kitchen restaurant that left two injured. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017)

    Two people were arrested in connection with a shooting Monday at a South Los Angeles restaurant that stemmed from a dispute over a parking space.

    The shooting at Carolyn's Kitchen at 853 East Manchester Ave. around 4:30 p.m. injured two people, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street station. At least a dozen people were in the restuarant when the shooting occurred.  

    Details about the arrests and when they occurred were not immediately available, but police told NBC4 that two men arrested on suspicion of carjacking were linked to the shooting. 

    Two employees were struck inside the restaurant and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One person was hit in the stomach and another person was hit in the leg. 

    Two Injured During Shooting at South LA Restaurant

    [STRINGER] Two Injured During Shooting at South LA Restaurant

    A shooting in south Los Angeles left two injured after a fight allegedly broke out between two customers over a parking spot. Adrian Arambulo reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017)

    A witness -- who asked not to be identified -- captured the chaotic moments after the shooting on cellphone video. 

    "It's very scary ... there are children in here and they start shooting," she said. 

    Tables and chairs can be seen strewn about in the restaurant, used as shields. Both the staff and customers ducked for cover. 

    "After a couple of bullets whizzed past me I got down," Tizinki Bailey, a cook at the restaurant said. 

    Video from the scene showed restaurant windows blown out and cars in the parking lot riddled with bullets. 

    A passing bus was also struck during the exchange of gunfire, but no injuries were reported on-board. 

    Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

    NBC4's Adrian Arambulo and Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report. 

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