McDonald’s employee shot after dispute over food


BROOKLYN — Gun fire erupted outside a McDonald’s in Brooklyn Monday night after a dispute inside the fast food chain spilled into the street, leaving one man in critical condition, according to police.

Authorities say the argument between a 23-year-old male McDonald’s worker and a woman began inside the restaurant on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant Monday around 7 p.m.

Shortly afterwards, once the argument had spilled out into to the street, a 20-year-old man, believed to be the son of the woman, pulled out a gun and shot the employee, police say.

As of Tuesday morning, the victim was still in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital.

Police say the 20-year-old man has been taken into custody.

The shooting comes after multiple instances of violence occurring at fast food chains in New York City.

In March, police say a McDonald’s worker was slashed with a boxcutter in East Harlem.

And in January, a 19-year-old woman died after a gunman shot her during an attempted robbery at a Burger King in East Harlem, according to police.