Shooting over dining area closure hurts 3 McDonald’s workers

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By Ken Miller, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)– Authorities in Oklahoma say three McDonald’s employees suffered gunshot wounds when a woman opened fire because she was angry that the restaurant’s sit-down dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Police Capt. Larry Withrow says a 16-year-old employee was shot in in the arm, another 16-year-old and an 18-year-old suffered shrapnel wounds while a second 18-year-old suffered a head injury.

All are expected to recover.

Withrow said 32-year-old Gloricia Woody was arrested for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

McDonald’s says the safety and security of employees and customers is its top priority.

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

©The Associated Press 2020

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