BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  A 19-year-old man was shot in the chest at Sweet Peaz Southern Kitchen on S. Charles Street late Friday afternoon, police and City Councilman Eric Costello said.

According to a preliminary investigation, the 19-year-old was inside the restaurant arguing with the suspect, another male. The suspect walked out of the restaurant, returned a short time later with a gun and shot the victim before fleeing, police said.

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The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in serious condition, police said.

Officers responded to the eatery in the 1000 block of S. Charles Street around 4 p.m.

Costello, whose district includes Federal Hill, said, “I’ve spoke on scene with the Southern District Captain — the victim and shooter are known to each other.”

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The suspect is still at large.

“It’s frustrating, you know, like, when’s enough enough? And this is scary because it’s right where I live and I walk these sidewalks all the time,” one Federal Hill resident told WJZ.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2499 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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This story will be updated.

Jessica Albert