A woman was shot in the leg after an argument erupted into gunfire Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a Scottsdale Denny’s restaurant.
The woman underwent surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, where at least two of her male friends rushed her after a man fired shots at their car as it fled the restaurant at 3315 N. Scottsdale Road, said Scottsdale police spokeswoman Shawn Sanders.
Two men and a woman were arrested in the shooting that occurred at 2:45 a.m. at Scottsdale and Osborn roads, and more arrests are expected, Sanders said.
“We’re not sure if this is a spillover from something else,” she said. “You have to get all of the people in custody before we know more.”
The fight was between a group of people in a Ford Focus and a Cadillac Escalade and was contained to the parking lot, Sanders said.
No other injuries were reported from the altercation, but a taxicab was damaged by gunfire, Sanders said.
Police said they believe the two parties were at a nightclub earlier and they pulled into the Denny’s to eat, but it is unclear whether they knew each other. The names of the people involved were not released by police.
Sanders said when the shooting began, one of the men stood in the parking lot firing at the Ford as it headed south on Scottsdale Road.
“There was an individual in the Ford vehicle also shooting back,” Sanders said.
The Cadillac fled north on Scottsdale Road, and police pulled it over and arrested a woman and two men at Scottsdale Fashion Square, Sanders said.
The Ford arrived at Maricopa Medical Center about 15 minutes later with the wounded woman.
The three arrested did not cooperate with police when questioned, and their involvement in the shooting, if any, has not been determined at this time, said police Sgt. Mark Clark.