Dr. Drew Pinksky gives a first-person account of the Peter Luger gun fight

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Dr. Drew Pinsky was having dinner at Peter Luger when gunfire broke out on Thursday night. And he tells the Post that he began turning over tables to make a barricade to protect his family and other diners.

Two bystanders were shot at the legendary Williamsburg steakhouse Thursday night after a family feud ended with a 24-year-old man pulling a gun and firing at his rival. He missed and hit two people who were dining outside the restaurant.

Pinsky tells us he was out for dinner with his wife, Susan, daughter Paulina and her boyfriend Zach Smotherman when they heard a commotion in a doorway and he noticed a woman with her head on the ground — who, it later transpired, was a staff member who had dived behind the counter to dial 911.

As a medical professional, Dr. Drew says he made his way over to see if she needed help, but he was quickly pushed back into the dining room by waitstaff directing diners away from the melee and telling them to “get down.”

Dr. Drew tells us he and his family joined around 40 other customers “in a pile” in the corner of the room.

He said the family didn’t see the fight or the shooting — which happened on the sidewalk after the fight spilled out of the restaurant — but heard people yelling “911,” “someone’s down,” and “where’s the shooter?,” so they were aware there had been gunshots. Susan, we’re told, heard the shots go off.

“You don’t know if it’s over or if it’s just starting,” Dr. Drew told us on Friday, saying there was no way to know if it was the beginning of a mass shooting or a drive-by.

He added that it was very unclear where the shooting had happened.

“There was a fire exit and we were thinking about whether we should go through it to escape, but for all you know, the shooting is happening right outside the door,” he said.

Cops and ambulances arrived within moments of the ado erupting, Pinsky reported.

Dr. Drew said that he turned a table over to begin to form a barricade to “prepare for a bigger siege,” but just as he was about to do the same with a second table, waiters came into the dining room to say that the situation was under control.

The star of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab” told us that the whole thing seemed to be over very quickly, and that he was surprised to find that he’d remained calm and clear-headed through the entire experience.

He said he remembers looking at a nearby window and thinking, “If the shooting comes through that window, it’s going to be bad,” but that he hadn’t panicked.

“It happened after the salad and before the steak,” Dr. Drew told us. “It feels strange to say it like that.”

He said that when it was all over, “some people weren’t hungry,” but he added, “I was.”

He said the table shared two of the restaurant’s famous steaks, and the Williamsburg joint comped everyone chocolate mousse and whipped cream for dessert.

He said that throughout the ordeal, “the waiters were exceptional. They stood tall. They were calm.”

“They should get a commendation.”

Dr. Drew — who was visiting the Brooklyn institution for the first time — said that, shooting aside, he loved the experience.

“I can’t wait to go back,” he told us.

The two shooting victims, a 30-year-old struck in the shoulder and a 57-year-old hit in the stomach, were taken to Bellevue, where they are expected to survive.

Frighteningly, Dr. Drew tells us that his family was going to be seated outside where the victims were sitting, but that he had “announced that I wanted the full Peter Luger experience and wanted to sit in the dining room” instead.

Dr. Drew said he had been told that the shooter had been admitted to a psychiatric ward, and said the episode may be a chilling reminder of the nation’s problem with untreated mental health disorders.

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