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Police: Fight between customer, restaurant worker sparked weekend shooting in Boca Raton

WPTV downtown Boca Raton
Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 19:26:32-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Boca Raton police say a weekend shooting outside a restaurant in the high-end downtown area was sparked by a fight between a customer and employee.

The police department said officers responded to reports of shots fired in a parking lot, located at 20 N. Federal Highway, around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Investigators said there was an altercation between a customer and employee inside Kanpai restaurant. The argument spilled out into the rear parking lot, where a restaurant manager asked the customer to leave.

A friend of the manager intervened, and a physical fight broke out between that friend and the customer, according to police.

At some point, gunshots were fired and the manager's friend and customer sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Both were taken to Delray Medical Center.

It's unclear who fired the shots, but the shooting remains under investigation.

If anyone has information that can help Boca Raton police, please contact Detective Scott Hanley at 561-338-1344.