South Side Wendy's worker shot at drive-thru window after argument, Chicago police say

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Thursday, April 4, 2024
Woman shot while working at Wendy's drive-thru
Chicago police are investigating after a woman working at a Wendy's drive-thru was shot in the arm after an argument Thursday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman working the drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant in the West Chatham neighborhood was shot Thursday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting took place at about 12:58 a.m. at a Wendy's in the 8700-block of South Lafayette Avenue.

Police said a 20-year-old woman was working the drive-thru window when a male suspect began arguing with her and fired shots.

The woman was shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said.

The drive-thru window glass was shattered by a single bullet hole as police marked a shell casing on the pavement as evidence.

Police have not released any details regarding what the argument was about.

No one is in custody and police said they are looking at surveillance footage that may have captured the shooting.

Wendy's released a statement saying, "Our number one priority is the safety of our employees. We are deeply disturbed by this senseless act of violence and we are grateful that our team member will recover. We will do whatever we can to work with local law enforcement as they conduct their investigation."

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