Video shows moment gunman opened fire in Atlanta restaurant

ATLANTA — Police have released video in connection with a robbery and shooting at a trendy Atlanta restaurant.

Police are searching for the gunman who opened fire Monday night inside JCT Kitchen on Howell Mill Road.

A gunman approached Bruno Bafico, 25, and his wife in the parking lot and demanded Bafico's watch. There was a brief struggle and the gunman started shooting.

"At some point the suspect fired several shots and at some point struck the victim in the thigh and leg," Atlanta police Capt. J.D. Patterson said.

The victim ran into the restaurant, where police said the gunman continued firing as dozens of people ran for cover.


Newly-released surveillance video shows a crowd of people running into the parking lot as the gunshots were fired.

"It was chaos in there. Tables turned over, glass everywhere. It was surreal," witness David Collins said.

Video shows people running for cover after a gunman opened fire in a crowded restaurant. 

Police said the gunman attempted to shoot the victim again, but his gun jammed and he ran out of the restaurant.

Police hope the video will help them identify a black SUV and silver sedan. They believe both vehicles are connected to the crime.

Bafico was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition.

If you know anything about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.