Independence Police have identified a person of interest in connection with Monday night's shooting outside a restaurant on U.S. 40.

Detectives want to speak with Henry A. Hernandez-Guerra, 26, regarding the shooting that occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Salty Iguana at 17717 U.S. 40.

Officers who arrived at the scene found an injured adult male, who after receiving immediate medical aid was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim remained hospitalized as of Tuesday afternoon.

Hernandez-Guerra is described as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-8 and 140 pounds. He is believed to be driving a gray BMW or Volkswagen Jetta.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 or IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.