SHOCKING photos show the moment terrified customers ran for cover after gunmen stormed a Denny’s restaurant in broad daylight.
Dozens of patrons 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 one specific table and shoot all four people sitting there at close range.
One 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, one other person was wounded in the attack.
Secretary of Municipal Public Security, César Omar Muñoz Morales told KNIT that the injured victim was a Denny’s employee.
Witnesses told Mexican police that the gunmen targeted a specific table where two men and two women were seated, according to KFOX14.
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“It was terrible, we heard about 10 shots, and then we all threw ourselves on the floor,” witness Mario N told El Diario de Chihuahua, adding that several people sought shelter in the bathroom.
Bullet holes pierced the windows of the restaurant.
After the incident unfolded at around 11.30am, while many were enjoying breakfast, Morales arrived on the scene ordering police to search for the gunmen.
Heavily armed officials with the Mexican National Guard surrounded the restaurant.
Local media identified one of the victims as Fabiola Luna, a well-known hairstylist in the area.
Reports indicate that Luna was celebrating a birthday when the tragedy occurred.
“We just sang … and almost immediately after, that happened,” an employee said in an interview with El Diario de Juárez.
Police are searching for two suspects in the attack.
The investigation is ongoing.