A St. Louis, Missouri, Kentucky Fried Chicken employee was shot on Monday night after a dispute escalated because the fast-food restaurant was out of corn, according to reports.
Fox station KTVI in St. Louis reported that the shooting happened at about 6:30 p.m. at a KFC on Delmar Boulevard.
Police said a Black man in his 40s attempted to place an order at the drive-thru when an employee told him the restaurant was out of corn.
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The suspect then threatened the employee from the speaker box before pulling up to the drive-thru window with a handgun.
A 25-year-old employee then reportedly went out to talk with the driver. When the employee walked back into the restaurant, he had a gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical, but stable condition, police noted.
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After the victim was shot, the man, who is between 40 and 50 years old with a thin build and scruffy beard, fled the scene.
Police said he was last seen wearing a jean jacket with a gray hood.
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