A worker performing maintenance service for the business shot Yates in the chest, Cheatham said. Yates ran out of the restaurant and, minutes later, Kennesaw police got a call about a man having been shot, Cheatham said.
Yates was at Kennesaw Medical Center, but he did not drive himself there, Cheatham said.
He was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Police said later that he made it through surgery and will likely survive.
Cheatham said detectives are seeking other people who may have been involved.
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Police say the victim was suffocated.