Police continue to search for a man involved in a deadly shooting that happened inside a restaurant at the Peacock Place downtown Los Angeles Tuesday night.
Authorities said the suspect entered the restaurant where over a dozen people were eating and shot a man inside. A woman eating at a separate table was also injured after being hit by a stray bullet.
LAPD said the call came in around 6:15 p.m. at Fixins Soul Kitchen located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd, across the street from the Crypto.com Arena.
The suspect then left the restaurant in a white Honda and is still on the loose, according to officers.
"This was not a random act," said LAPD Cmdr. Lillian Carranza. Authorities also believe both the victims shot in the incident did not know each other.
Carranza continued to say she considers the suspect to be "armed and dangerous and obviously, a threat to society."
After the shooting, the suspect left the restaurant in a white Honda and is still on the loose, according to officers.
The restaurant's owners issued a statement saying, "Fixins Soul Kitchen is shocked and saddened by the incident that occurred this evening at our LA location. Our hearts go out to the victim's family and loved ones."
Fixins Soul Kitchen is owned by former NBA point guard and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Project Islamic Hope is planning a news conference at Fixins Soul Kitchen at 11 a.m. Wednesday to show support for the restaurant, its owner and customers.
"It's critical that we continue to patronize and support Fixins Soul Kitchen owned by NBA retired legend and former Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson," said Najee Ali, director of Project Islamic Hope, in a statement.
Ali added that the organization and the community take pride that a Black-owned restaurant has been a beacon of success with local hires of minority workers. "We will continue to dine at Fixins and not allow business to drop off," he said.
The motive of the shooting is unknown at this time.
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