Shot Fired in Drive-Through Lane
Posted October 30, 2007
Benson, N.C. — Police were searching Tuesday for a man involved in a shooting outside a McDonald's.
Witnesses told police that a car was parked in front of the McDonald's on Main Street while a passenger went inside to get some food.
A second car pulled up behind the first one, and the driver got out of his vehicle and began yelling at the first driver to move because he was blocking the lane, said Benson police Lt. Gregg Percy.
The driver of the first car then got out of his vehicle brandishing a handgun and fired one shot at the second driver, Percy said.
Both men then fled the restaurant.
Police chief Kenneth Edwards said police were able to track down the alleged gunman, who said his neck and back were injured in the altercation and that he shot in self-defense.
Edwards said the man's car was damaged by aggressive bumping and hitting from the second car.
Police were searching for the second man , who might be driving a late-model, white Ford Taurus with a damaged front grill and some damage on the rear passenger side.
No charges were filed in the case as of Tuesday afternoon.