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McDonald's employees shot over coronavirus restrictions, police say
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4:06 a.m.: McDonald's employees shot over coronavirus restrictions, police say
A 32-year-old woman allegedly opened fire on employees at a McDonald's restaurant in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night after police say she became angry when she was told she couldn't eat inside due to the coronavirus pandemic.
First, the customer allegedly got into a physical altercation with a female employee at the McDonald's that evening when she was informed that the restaurant's dining room was closed because of social-distancing restrictions imposed to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. At some point during the altercation, the female employee fell and hit her head, according to Capt. Larry Withrow of the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Then, after leaving the restaurant briefly, the customer allegedly returned with a handgun and fired multiple shots. One male employee was shot in the arm, while another male employee was hit in the neck and shoulder by what police described as bullet shrapnel. A third male employee suffered a wound in his side from bullet shrapnel, according to Withrow.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
The suspect fled the restaurant on foot and was arrested a few blocks away within minutes of the shooting. The woman, whose name hasn't been released, is currently in police custody, Withrow told ABC News, adding that earlier reports indicating there were two suspects are erroneous.
Three of the injured employees were taken to a local hospital for treatment, while the fourth was treated at the scene. All injuries were non-life-threatening, Withrow said.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Skitt began reopening the state on April 24, with restrictions lifted on barber shops, nail salons, spas, elective surgeries and state parks. The governor allowed movie theaters, gyms and restaurants to reopen May 1.
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ABC News' Rayquan Taylor contributed to this report.
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