Customer Shot Two OKC McDonald’s Employees Because Dining Room Was Closed Due to COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Two employees at an Oklahoma City McDonalds are recovering from gunshot wounds after an irate customer who wanted to dine inside the restaurant shot them, police said.  The restaurant was only allowing takeout orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  One woman was taken into custody by police after the shooting Wednesday night.   After entering the lobby of the restaurant, the woman was told by employees the dining room was closed for sanitary and safety reasons and she became agitated, firing two to three rounds at employees, according to OKC Police Captain Ronnie Beck.

In the shooting, one employee suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the other was hit in the arm.  A third employee suffered a minor head injury during the altercation. “The safety and security of our employees and customers is our top priority,” McDonald’s corporate sain in a press release about the incident. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved. We are fully co-operating with law enforcement as they investigate this matter.”

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This comes days after a Dollar General employee in Flint, Michigan was shot and killed over an altercation about wearing face masks.   As the nation has been on lock down for over 45 days now, tensions are running high and frustrations are being taken out on store workers tasked with enforcing rules set by Governors and local community elected officials.   These workers have become the front line when it comes to being an outlet to express frustration and anger over COVID-19 restrictions placed by the government.

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