STOCKTON, Calif. (CBS13) – A shootout on a restaurant patio had customers and staff scrambling for cover Thursday afternoon, and police are still searching for multiple subjects believed to have been involved in the incident.
The Stockton Police Department said two men approached two customers on the patio of Nena’s Restaurant on Weber Avenue and began arguing with them and trading insults.
Witnesses said the altercation to a sudden violent turn, leading both groups of men to begin shooting at each other.
More than 30 customers and employees took cover under tables or fled the area as shots rang out, but no injuries were reported.
More than 100 students and teachers who were on an upper floor of the warehouse, at Marinello Beauty School, locked the doors and stayed away from the windows until authorities cleared the scene.
Police detained one man moments after the shooting, but released him after surveillance video showed he never fired a weapon during the incident.
Investigators have not released a description of the suspects.