Police search for gunman after two shot at local restaurant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police are searching for the person behind a shooting and attempted armed robbery at a local restaurant.
Two people were shot at the Applebee's on the 6000 block of 103rd Street on Sunday.
Police said the business closed at 2 a.m., and a group of people continued to hang out on the benches in front of the restaurant.
Police said the shooter approached the group and asked for money like a panhandler, so one person gave him $2. They said he began to walk away but turned around with a pistol and demanded wallets and phones. When the people in the group said they didn't have any money for him, one person was shot in the chest, and a second person was shot in the chin.
The gunman ran off. The victims were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
Investigators are looking for a gold or tan sedan from the late 1990s or early 2000s. They said it may be a Buick LeSabre with tinted windows and a broken trunk that prevents it from closing.
Anyone with information can give an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. You will be eligible for a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.
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