Police: 2 McDonald’s employees shot dead over the closure of a dining room

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THE CITY OF OKLAHOMA –
Two McDonald’s employees in Oklahoma City were shot and injured by a customer who was angry that the restaurant’s dining room was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, police said.

A suspect was in police custody after the Wednesday night shooting, but police have not released her name or the charges she may face. The woman entered the lobby of a McDonald’s in Oklahoma City and was told that the dining room was closed for security reasons, police said.

The woman “became agitated and fired two to three shots at employees,” said Oklahoma City police captain Ronnie Beck.

One employee was shot in the shoulder and another in the arm, police said. The two should recover. A third employee was injured in the head during the altercation, police said.

“The safety and security of our employees and customers is our top priority,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement as they investigate this matter. “

The shooting comes amid tensions over restrictions due to efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic that have escalated into violence elsewhere in the country.

This week, a woman, her adult son and her husband were charged with the gunshot death last week of a security guard who refused to let his daughter enter a family dollar in Flint, Michigan, because she was not wearing a face mask to protect herself from transmission. coronavirus.

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