There are reports of an 18-year-old man recovering in hospital after a drive-by shooting at a Richmond restaurant Thursday night.

The shooting took place in the parking lot at Manzo Japanese Restaurant at Capstan Way and Garden City Road during rush hour.

Witnesses say the man was shot in the leg while inside his car as people dined in the restaurant. The suspects then drove away.

The victim is known to police and it’s believed that his condition is stable.

Police are investigating the shooting and there are no details released on whether it was gang related.