Police looking for driver of white Mercedes after shooting at KFC
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Police in Shelbyville are looking for a woman who they believe shot a gun through a drive-thru window at a fast-food restaurant.
The shooting happened on Monday around 11:50 a.m. at the KFC in Shelbyville. Shelbyville police said the driver of a Mercedes got into some sort of verbal altercation with staff, received food items, pulled forward and fired her gun one time.
The bullet hit the drive-thru window and shattered the glass.
Police said the driver drove off at a high rate of speed toward Boone Station Road and then toward Interstate 64.
No one inside the restaurant was hurt. On Wednesday, the drive-thru window was boarded up and the KFC was open for business.
"Just a dangerous situation for everyone in there," Shelbyville Police Sgt. Kelly Cable said. "Bullets are unpredictable, they bounce off things we are fortunate no one was injured."
Shelbyville resident Phillip Crittendon is a regular KFC customer. He says he has family who works at the KFC and knows what the shooting was about.
“Over a knife, fork, and napkin,” Crittendon said. “Knife and fork and napkin and the lady did not get it. This is crazy.”
Police are looking for the driver of the newer model white Mercedes with black rims. Police said the car had Georgia plates. Officers believe the driver and passenger in the vehicle may have been driving through the area.
There are security cameras on the restaurant and police are looking into that. They are also following up on leads. They haven’t released an image of the car because the case is still under investigation.
As for other nearby restaurants, like the Subway, manager Charleen Witt says she knows how stressful the food industry can be.
"I’ve been cursed at over a piece of cheese," Witt said.
Witt says she’s talking to her employees about safety after Monday’s incident.
“If someone comes in here and give them what they want and get them out as quick as possible,” Witt said. “Don’t deal with it.”
The suspect could face multiple charges of wanton endangerment.
If you have any information, you are asked to contact Shelbyville police.
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