Restaurant manager says parking lot shooting started over a Snapchat video

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Police said no one is in custody yet for a violent altercation involving gunshots outside a popular East Memphis restaurant Thursday night.

WREG spoke with Happy Mexican general manager Luis Gonzalez about the fight that started inside his Primacy Parkway establishment.

"It was a bar fight over apparently some kind of Snapchat video,” he said.

Gonzalez said it escalated quickly into violence.

“All I wanted to do was get everybody out. Once they were out, I have no idea what happened outside. We heard gunfire and called the cops,” Gonzalez said.

Police said during the fight one man went to his car and got a gun.

Officials said he fired multiple shots, hit several cars and possibly the other person.

Gonzalez said the two men involved in the fight were regulars.

“The guys, they’ve been coming here for years. I don’t know what happened yesterday. I never had any problem with any of them," Gonzalez said.

Memphis University School is right across the street from where the shooting happened. People who live and work nearby said the incident put them on guard.

"It's very scary, especially when I have a teenage son," Blake Green said. "I grew up in this neighborhood and now I don’t feel safe at all, especially after dark,” she said.

"We have security guards. We had one last night. He was able to get everyone out. He did his job and is going to continue doing that," he said. "I just want people to know they can come to Happy Mexican and it’ll be okay."

He said it was the first time they ever had an incident involving gunfire.

Police said one man went to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

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