Argument at NE Georgia McDonald’s leads to shooting

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A late-night argument at a Jefferson McDonald’s turned violent Thursday, with an employee of the global fast-food giant getting shot.

According to local police, the argument started about 9:10 p.m. when a customer, described as a Black male, drove up to the drive-thru and ordered food. An argument with an employee then ensued at the pick-up window, and the customer allegedly spit on the employee through the pick-up window.

Police said the employee went outside to confront the customer, and as the customer drove away he fired a gun at the employee.

The bullet actually hit a second employee who had gone outside to defuse the situation, police said. The employee who was shot was taken to a hospital and was treated for a non-life-threatening injury.