Duncanville police are looking for the man who shot two men in a Pappadeaux restaurant Tuesday night in what police describe as a "domestic situation."
Police said a confrontation inside the restaurant between the man and a group of two men and a woman spilled onto the patio of the restaurant shortly before 10 p.m.
Investigators said one of the men involved in the disturbance pulled out a gun and began opening fire, striking then two men. The suspected gunman drove away with the woman before police arrived, officials said.
Police said both wounded men were recovering and in stable condition at Methodist Central Hospital Wednesday morning.
"All of a sudden there were just a lot of gun shots, and it was so many that you couldn't mistake that it was something else. You knew it was gunshots. Immediately, people started diving to the floor under tables. I dove to the floor and immediately started crawling toward the kitchen. So I crawled from the bar through the kitchen all the way out the back door," said witness Summer Galvez.
Galvez called 911 as soon as she got out the back door. She said police responded almost immediately. Once back inside, they learned about the two men who had been struck.
"It's not the business and it's not the area. It was just an ignorant individual who happened to come to the place where I was last night," Galvez said.
Less than two years ago, Galvez found herself in a similar situation when she was in downtown Dallas during the police ambush that left five police officers dead.
"I was about a block away from El Centro. So when the shooting happened, everyone was just running for cover anywhere. I think that was the most traumatic part about it: the uncertainty of what do I do and where do I go," Galvez said.
Just like in that situation, Galvez said she relied on her faith Tuesday to move past the fear that crept into her life. She also found the therapist who was her first call Wednesday morning after the Duncanville shooting.
"We're really coming into an understanding of how much trauma impacts us throughout our lifespan," said Harmony Counseling Center Director Dr. Brenda Rowe.
Rowe says research shows 10 percent of people will expect some kind of trauma in their lives. Those who do shouldn't ignore the symptoms.
"Things like not being able to sleep, being hyper-vigilant, being startled by things like a door closing," Rowe explained.
Duncanville police ask that anyone who can identify the gunman to contact investigators at 972-707-3831.