Police: Man facing slew of charges for shooting that injured 2 at Peter Luger in Williamsburg
Police say two men were injured in a shooting at Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg Thursday night.
Police say the men who were injured were eating dinner outside when bullets were fired. They say the men were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire.
Authorities say an argument happened at a table inside the restaurant at 9:45 p.m. Thursday and then escalated outside.
News 12 was told the shooter, identified by police as 24-year-old Arkies Sommerville, dropped his gun and took off after firing, but police were able to track him down.
The 24-year-old suspect's weapon was recovered on the scene.
He is in police custody has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm and two counts of criminal use of a firearm.
Police say the victims include a 57-year-old man who was shot in the stomach and a 30-year-old man shot in the shoulder. Both were taken to the hospital, and they are expected to recover.
Peter Luger Vice President David Berson says the restaurant is still processing the shooting.
“We are happy everyone is OK and healing,” Berson says.
Employees say everyone in the restaurant tried to escape in any way they could.
Berson says they are cooperating with police and are referring everyone to the 90th Precinct.
The restaurant is reopened and trying to serve lunch and dinner as usual.