LYNN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are investigating after a Lynn restaurant was hit by gunfire Wednesday.

Officers were called to the Brothers Deli for reports of the parking lot shooting and discovered several shell casings at the scene, police said.

A bullet left a hole in one of the front windows of the business and became lodged into a piece of art on the wall.

Ron Freitas had just started his shift at the Market Street restaurant around 3 p.m. when he says bullets began to fly from the parking lot.

“There were two girls sitting right there at one of the tables,” he said pointing to where they had been during the chaotic moments. “They went in the back.”

Freitas said he is not sure what started the shooting but told 7NEWS one of the gunmen came into the shop for lunch before the fight erupted outside.

Surveillance from a nearby business showed the fight spilling over down the sidewalk.

A car was also caught in the crossfire but no one was hurt.

“I was scared anybody could have gotten shot in here you know,” Freitas said. “Thankfully everybody’s OK.”

Police say they do not believe this was a random act but rather a dispute between people known to one another.

Officers have increased their presence in the area to reassure residents that this frequently visited spot is safe, police added.

No further details were released.

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