The two men from Fort Walton Beach drove to the U.S. 90 Waffle House in bullet-riddled Toyota Camry for aid.
CRESTVIEW — Police are investigating a shooting about 10:30 p.m. Friday that left two people wounded.
The victims were identified as 35-year-old Ron Borner and 25-year-old Kreskin Robinson, both of the Fort Walton Beach area.
Borner and Robinson were in critical condition Saturday in a local hospital, according to Crestview Police Department spokesman Brian Hughes.
Borner and Robinson drove one block north from the shooting on Hickory Avenue to the Waffle House on U.S. Highway 90 West in their bullet-riddled white Toyota Camry sedan.
Waffle House employees and patrons gave first aid to Borner and Robinson until Okaloosa County EMS crews arrived to take them to the hospital.
“I just grabbed some towels and applied pressure to their wounds,” Michelle Manning of Crestview said in a press release from the Police Department.
Waffle House was closed while police investigated the incident. It reopened at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper also responded to the scene.
The cause of the shooting was under investigation later Satuday. The identity of the shooter or shooters was unknown, according to Hughes.