A McDonald's worker was shot outside of one of the chain's Brooklyn locations after getting into an argument with a customer, according to police.
The argument started between a woman and a 23-year-old man working inside the restaurant on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 7 p.m. Monday, officials said. According to a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the incident, the dispute between the woman and the worker began over food, specifically cold French fries.
The fight spilled out into the street and down the block, which is when police said the woman called over another man, a 20-year-old investigators said is her son, to get involved.
Soon after, shots were fired, leading to a bloody scene on the sidewalk. The worker was shot in he neck, and was in critical condition at the hospital.
Police said the suspected shooter was taken into custody. No details were immediately released on charges.
McDonald's released a statement Tuesday condemning the violence.
“The safety and well-being of our customers and employees is paramount to our organization, and violence has no place in or near our restaurants," McDonald's restaurant owner and operator Roy Iraci said. "We are praying for a swift recovery and the health of our crew member and will cooperate with authorities as their investigation moves forward."
An investigation is ongoing.