BERKELEY, Mo. ( --- An overnight shooting at a Waffle House in Berkeley left one person dead. 

A man was shot inside the Waffle House in the 4500 block of James S. McDonnell Blvd, near Natural Bridge, around midnight, according to St. Louis County police. Authorities believe the shooter was outside of the restaurant when the fatal shot was fired. 

Justin Jones

Justin Jones, 26, was shot inside the Waffle House near Natural Bridge on Tuesday, December 3 around 12:10 a.m. Police believe the shooter was outside of the restaurant when the fatal shot was fired.

The shooting victim, later identified as Justin Jones, 26, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. 

News 4 crews on the scene saw one of the restaurant's windows shot out.

Officers from the Berkeley Police Department and St. Louis County Police Department were on the scene following the fatal shooting.

Waffle House Shooting in Berkeley

The manager of the Waffle House told News 4's Alyssa Toomey the restaurant will probably reopen by 2 p.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the Waffle House chain released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting:

"Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and all those affected by this event. We are continuing to work with the police as the investigation continues."

Anyone with information is urged to contact St. Louis County Police Department investigators at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous, tips can be submitted to CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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