Customers of a Hill District bar had to run for cover when someone fired shots into the building early Wednesday morning.
Kevin Cushin, the co-owner of Ace's & Deuce's bar near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Stevenson Street, said the gunman was kicked out of the bar just moments before the gunfire erupted.
According to Cushin, said the man fired shots into the front windows. No injuries were reported. After the shooting, the man took off, the bar owner said.
“This gentleman right here is the person who we believe did the shooting. He picked a fight with a guy. It’s just drunken stupidity,” Cushin said.
Cushin, who showed Channel 11’s Timyka Artist surveillance footage from inside the bar, said security is always tight at his business and he hopes police can use the video to catch the gunman.
"Our security guard works for the constable's office. You know, he's overly trained and everything. It's just a freak thing. He kicked the guy out and the guy got mad, went and got a gun, and started shooting," Cushin said. “Instead of calling it a night and walking out the door, the suspect came back with a gun.”
Cushin said he thinks the gunman's girlfriend handed him a gun when he got outside of the bar. Police continue to investigate.
Cushin told Artist that he plans to add extra security at the bar in the wake of Wednesday morning’s events.