Norcross Police investigating shooting at restaurant

A man shot multiple times in the back parking lot of a Norcross restaurant is expected to survive, Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers said Friday evening.

An altercation that began just before 4 p.m. outside the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen near Interstate 85 at 5635 Jimmy Carter Blvd. began after a "transaction" was planned between two parties, but not related to the restaurant or anyone associated with it.

Three vehicles were involved, and Summers said police are looking for a Saturn and a silver Ford Explorer. They recovered a P.T. Cruiser that belongs to the victim. The unidentified man was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, but his injuries are no longer considered life-threatening.

The victim got out of his car and walked through the restaurant and asked for help from employees when a hostess called 911. The employees escorted him out a side door, Summers said.

A black male with dreadlocks and a female left the scene in what was believed to be a Saturn vehicle, Summers said, who added that police are working several leads in the case.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the crime scene.

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