2 injured in shootout at KFC in DeKalb

Two people were injured Thursday in a shootout that began inside a KFC in DeKalb County and spilled over into the parking lot, police said.

The shooting happened at the chicken chain’s location on Wesley Chapel Road near Snapfinger Woods Road shortly before 5 p.m. Police vehicles and crime scene tape blocked off access to the parking lot of the KFC for hours.

DeKalb police said that two men, believed to be in their 30s, exchanged gunfire inside the restaurant. The shooting continued as the men moved outside.

One of the victims was found shot in the parking lot and the other was found lying in the street, according to police. Both were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

At least one of the restaurant’s windows was shattered during the exchange, footage from the scene showed. Authorities did not say how many people were inside or near the area when gunfire erupted.

No employees were involved or injured.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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