A man was shot in the leg outside of a posh Beverly Hills Italian restaurant Tuesday night after his attacker tried to rob him, according to police.
The victim was eating at Via Alloro - two blocks away from Rodeo Drive - around 8:45 p.m. before leaving to buy something at the drugstore across the street.
On his way back to dinner, the man 'struggled with the suspect' as the attacker attempted to rob the victim on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
The suspect then shot the man in the leg and 'fled the scene (in) a silver Infiniti sedan with dark tinted windows' driven by someone else, the Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) said in a news release, adding that 'there is damage to the left rear quarter panel.'
The shooter and the driver have yet to be identified by police. It was not immediately clear if the crime was gang-related.
A man was shot in the leg outside of the posh Beverly Hills Italian restaurant Via Alloro (pictured) on Tuesday night after his attacker tried to rob him, according to police
Videos posted to social media in the aftermath of the shooting showed police SUVs outside of the restaurant and a section of the street roped off with tape
The victim was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and is reportedly in stable condition with non-life-threating injuries.
'What the suspect was going after, I can’t say, but the victim was able to retain all the property. Nothing was taken,' BHPD spokesman Lt Giovanni Trejo told Fox News.
'BHPD will provide additional information as it becomes available,' the department wrote in a Facebook post.
The restaurant was filled with diners when the shooting happened but no one else was hurt.
The Beverly Hills Courier reported that the restaurant turned away new diners after the incident but let those already eating finish their meals.
Videos posted to social media in the aftermath of the shooting showed police SUVs outside the restaurant and a section of the street roped off