SHOCKING photos show the moment terrified customers took cover after gunmen stormed a Denny’s restaurant in broad daylight.
Four people were killed in the incident, which happened at a Denny’s restaurant in the town of Cuidad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, located just 10 miles from El Paso, Texas.
Dozens of customers were dining in the restaurant when the attack unfolded.
Photos show people diving for cover, hiding under tables and on the ground as the gunmen stormed the restaurant.
They then turn to a specific table and shoot the four people seated at close range.
A person at the table falls to the ground after being shot.
The gunmen immediately fled the restaurant after the shooting.
In addition to the four victims killed, another person was injured in the attack.
Municipal Public Safety Secretary César Omar Muñoz Morales told KNIT that the injured victim was a Denny’s employee.
Witnesses told Mexican police that the gunmen were targeting a specific table where two men and two women were seated, according to KFOX14.
“It was terrible, we heard a dozen shots, then we all threw ourselves on the ground,” said witness Mario N. The Chihuahua Diaryadding that several people took refuge in the bathroom.
Bullet holes pierced the windows of the restaurant.
After the incident unfolded around 11:30 a.m., when many were having breakfast, Morales arrived at the scene and ordered the police to search for the gunmen.
Heavily armed Mexican National Guard officials surrounded the restaurant.
Local media identified one of the victims as Fabiola Luna, a well-known hairdresser in the area.
Reports say Luna was celebrating a birthday when the tragedy happened.
“We just sang… and almost immediately afterwards it happened,” an employee said in an interview with El Diario de Juárez.
Police are looking for two suspects in the attack.
The investigation is ongoing.