BROOKLYN, Ohio (WOIO) - A man is recovering at the hospital after being shot outside a busy Brooklyn restaurant Monday night. One of the witnesses went live on Facebook following the shooting.
“Dude, there’s like shell casings on the ground,” Tiffany Knox said to her friend during the Facebook Live video.
The Facebook live started moments after a man was shot outside the Texas Roadhouse in the Ridge Park Square shopping center.
“When I was sitting down, I obviously heard a couple of bang noises, and then from my peripheral, I saw the guy fall on the ground, so I decided to get up because I’m certified in CPR and first aid,” explained Alexis E. “It was scary, but I remained calm. I never had anything happen like this to me before, and I just think it’s really sad.”
The witnesses say the man was bleeding from his ankle and leg. Police responded to the shooting at around 8 P.M. and found the victim alert and breathing. Paramedics took the man to Metrohealth Medical Center.
“My nerves definitely were high and like a high anxiety situation because you don’t expect to be out for dinner, and this happens to somebody,” explained Knox. “They were in the restaurant, and they were shopping in the area, and the man even said you know, ‘I don’t know that man. I’ve never seen him in my life, and you know this is a random act of violence.’ I feel bad. It just goes to show you to be aware of your surroundings wherever you are.”
“I had my hood on, smoking a cigarette,” the victim can be heard saying in the Facebook video. “He must’ve thought I was somebody else, man.”
Brooklyn police say the shooter and two other men took off in a white SUV. So far, they have not made any arrests.
“I wish people that have this emotion to go out and do stuff would really think about their actions before they do that here,” Knox said.
“You’re affecting not only this victim but everyone else. You’re shooting at an open building. There’s children sitting in the booths behind us, you know, and it really only takes one stray bullet to come through the restaurant, and you killed an innocent little kid.”
Police have not released the victim’s name, and we have not gotten an update on his condition. If you have any information on the people involved in this shooting, contact Brooklyn police.