SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento police are investigating a shooting at the Golden Corral on West Stockton Boulevard.
Witnesses told FOX40 they took cover underneath tables and behind walls when they heard the shooting inside the busy restaurant at around 8:25 p.m.
At least two people were hit by gunfire, according to Sacramento police. Two people were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. They are expected to survive.
Police say the restaurant was very busy for the Valentine's Day holiday, and the scene was very chaotic.
Sacramento Police said the shooting started as a dispute between three people inside of a private room reserved for a large party. They say at some point during that dispute, two men began shooting at each other.
Late Tuesday night, police were working to determine whether or not one of the gunshot victims was also one of the people who was shooting. They said one of the shooters left the restaurant and likely went to a nearby apartment complex.
One shooter fled the scene and was spotted in a nearby apartment complex. That suspect is described as a black man. He was seen wearing a red jacket with black sleeves, a white shirt and green camo pants. He was wearing a backpack and is likely armed, according to police.
Golden Corral has reopened following the shooting.
If you have any information about that suspect, contact Sacramento Police.
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