ST. CHARLES, Mo (KMOV.com) – A man was injured during a shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese's in St. Charles Monday night and now Chuck E. Cheese's officials have placed a security guard inside the establishment for extra safety.
According to police, a man was shot multiple times during an apparent altercation inside the Chuck E. Cheese's location on Veterans Memorial Parkway around 8:30 p.m. Police said the victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Officials with Chuck E. Cheese's say a security guard will now be present inside at all times.
Authorities said they are searching for two unknown suspects in connection with the shooting.
No children were injured during the incident.
Anyone having any information in reference to this crime is asked to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3309 or can do so anonymously through St. Charles Crime Stoppers at 636-949-3333.
CEC Entertainment, Inc., the owner of Chuck E. Cheese’s, released the following statement regarding the incident:
We are deeply concerned by the incident that occurred on January 26, 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri. While we are unable to comment on an ongoing investigation, we are cooperating fully with the authorities.
The safety and security of our guests and employees is of the utmost importance, and we want to assure parents and caregivers that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our stores. Many of the measures we have in place – such as our Kid Check program, employment of security guards, active security camera systems and additional safety precautions – are transparent to our guests to encourage an environment Where a Kid Can Be a Kid. Maintaining a wholesome, safe experience that sets a standard across our more than 560 locations is our priority, and we will never stop working to improve how we operate our business.
We will continue to evaluate the security of each of our locations in the coming hours, days and weeks, and we will react swiftly should we determine that more stringent measures are necessary. The safety of our guests and staff is a primary concern for us, just as it for the families who visit us.