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A New York City McDonald’s employee was in critical condition after getting shot in the neck during an argument with a customer over a food order on Monday evening, authorities said.
The shooting happened around 7 pm at a McDonald’s restaurant on Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, FOX5 New York reported, citing police.
A female customer got into an argument with a 23-year-old employee over her order, according to WPIX-TV. The dispute escalated and spilled out onto the street in front of the establishment.
During the altercation, the woman’s 20-year-old son approached the worker and shot him in the neck, according to authorities.
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The victim was being treated at Brookdale Hospital, where he remained in critical condition on Tuesday.
Police said the 20-year-old alleged shooter was arrested. No charges were immediately available.
Authorities did not immediately identify anyone involved in the incident.
This is the latest violent incident against fast-food workers to occur in New York City this year.
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In January, 19-year-old Kristal Bayron-Nieves was fatally shot behind the register of a Harlem McDonald’s after handing over cash to an armed robber.t
In March, a 23-year-old Manhattan McDonald’s employee was critically injured after being stabbed multiple times with a box cutter, FOX5 reported.
In July, a viral video showed several women trashing a Bel Fries in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and injuring two employees over dipping sauce.