Police investigating shooting at Chuck E. Cheese’s in St. Charles

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)- St. Charles Police are searching for suspects this morning after a man was shot multiple times at a crowded Chuck E. Cheese`s. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday night at the restaurant located near Highway 94, south of I-70. Police say victim remains hospitalized in serious condition. Two suspects in the case remain at large. The victim was shot in the entry way between two sets of doors that lead into the restaurant. Authorities believe he was shot again outside. EMS crews found the victim outside the restaurant.

Nearly 40 adults and children were inside the restaurant at the time. Investigators say the shooting resulted from an altercation that began with a fist fight that escalated.

A Chuck E. Cheese's worker who was inside at the time says the dispute stemmed from people who were at the restaurant for a kid`s birthday party. She says several adult males were possibly fighting over a woman. According to the witness, the gunman pointed a gun at her manager then stood atop a booth and opened fire on the victim.

The worker, who did want to be identified, took cover with others in a locked storage area.