NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - Someone fired several shots at a pizza restaurant in North Miami, and now officials are asking for the public’s help in locating that shooter.

The shooting occurred at Steve’s Pizza at 12101 Biscayne Blvd. on Wednesday, March 15, just before 12:30 a.m., and the man caught on camera firing the gun was allegedly aiming for a rival.

“We’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff on the Boulevard but nothing like this before,” said Jesse Valinsky, owner of Steve’s Pizza.

The subject used the door along Biscayne to get into the restaurant and came out of it as well. Once he was outside, he fired in a southbound direction with busy Biscayne Boulevard to his right.

North Miami Police said the subject, seen wearing a hoodie, first entered the restaurant and appeared to look for someone.

In the surveillance video sent to 7News, the subject could be seen inside the restaurant pulling out a firearm from his waistband.

The subject then walked back to the outdoor area of the restaurant and fired several rounds outside.

“It’s something terrible that could’ve gone terribly wrong,” said North Miami Police Maj. Kessler Brooks.

Customers scrambled away, one pushing a seat into the path of the potential shooter.

Others bolted out, with one man still holding his order, before the one everyone’s afraid of also exited and fired off at least a couple of shots.

“It’s a heinous act to just get there, pull a gun out. Anyone could’ve been a victim of this,” said Brooks.

Nobody was hit or hurt … or identified or caught.

“I would urge you to contact police and come forward with any information that you have,” said Valinsky.

Valinsky’s family has been serving and delivering pies in the area for 50 years. Now they need the community to help detectives in delivering a pizza-perp to jail.

“It’s certainly not good to have people like this loose out in the street,” he said.

“Someone may have heard something, and we’re appealing to the community to come out and help us with that, what they saw, what they heard and perhaps what they know,” said Brooks.

Anyone who can provide information on the subject’s identity is urged to contact Detective K. Warren at North Miami Police Department 305 891-8111 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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