A man was shot and killed execution style early Tuesday in an Applebee's in Mercer County, authorities said.
The the victim was sitting at the bar about 12:30 a.m. when a gunman walked up and shot him in the head in the restaurant on Route 1 in Lawrence Township, police said.
The shooter left the restaurant and fled in a vehicle.
Investigators remained at the restaurant for hours after the shooting, collecting evidence and questioning witnesses.
The motive is under investigation, but police said it appeared the victim was targeted,