Jacksonville Applebee's shooting: Man shoots, kills woman at Florida restaurant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a man fatally shot a woman as horrified diners took cover inside a west Jacksonville Applebee's restaurant.

The shooting took place around 8 p.m. Sunday. About 40 people were dining at the time.

The Florida Times-Union reports about 20 customers crawled through the kitchen and went behind a large trash bin.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Coarsey says witnesses detained the shooter until officers arrived.

The newspaper reports a teenager believed to be the victim's daughter ran around the restaurant, frantically crying.

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The victim was taken to the hospital, where she died later Sunday.

Coarsey says the man has been detained by police.

No names were released. An investigation continues.

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