Police said the gunman climbed through the drive-thru window at a McDonald’s in Hapeville. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Gunman climbs through McDonald’s drive-thru window, shoots employee

Police in Hapeville are searching for a gunman who climbed through the drive-thru window at McDonald’s about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Before getting away, the man who tried to rob the restaurant on North Central Avenue held two employees at gunpoint, according to a police report.

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One of those employees was pistol-whipped and shot in the back, police wrote in the report. The man’s name was not released, but he remains at Grady Memorial Hospital recovering from surgery, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The shift manager ran out of the McDonald’s to a nearby International House of Pancakes restaurant and asked a server to call 911.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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