Drive-Thru Customer Shoots St. Louis KFC Worker After Restaurant Runs Out of Corn

A disgruntled customer shot a KFC worker at the store on North Kingshighway on Monday after the store ran out of corn.

The employee was shot in the stomach and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police are still looking for the rush-hour suspect.

KMOV reported:

A customer shot an employee at a KFC in the Central West End after he was told the restaurant was out of corn, police say.

The shooting happened at the location in the 5000 block of Delmar just after 6:30 p.m. Monday. A man in his 40s or 50s was in the drive-thru line when employees told him the restaurant was out of corn. Police say he then started making threats through the speaker box. The suspect then drove up to the drive-thru window with a gun.

An employee responded outside and was shot in the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

The suspect fled.

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