2 shot inside hookah lounge in downtown West Chester, Pa.

WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Two people were shot inside a hookah lounge in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday on the unit block of Gay Street in downtown West Chester.

Officials say shots were fired inside the Hookah Matata hookah lounge.

Two men were shot and taken to a local hospital for treatment, authorities confirm.

"That is the scariest thing ever. I live right down the street on Gay Street, so I'm shocked to hear that," said Kat Donohue.

She says she can't remember the last time there was a shooting on Gay Street as the block is filled with small businesses.

Hours after the early morning shooting, business owner Polly Zobel says it was crawling with shoppers.

"My mom lives upstairs is 75. She called me this morning to tell me what had happened," said Zobel, who owns KALY, a clothing store two doors away.

She says she's now concerned about safety.

Police are looking into a video posted from the lounge's Instagram page a few hours before the shooting.

Officials say it appears to show a packed house with few masks and little social distancing.

Business owners nearby say they are alarmed for multiple reasons.

"That's scary that we have to think through gun violence right downstairs," said Zobel.

Ryan Sitler, who lives in West Chester, said, "I was in there actually probably about six months ago maybe, and it was a nice place I never would've expected something like that to happen."

The conditions of the men have not been released. No other injuries were reported.

Officials have not announced any arrests at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the West Chester Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at (610) 696-2700.
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