Bullet strikes Burger King

By: Scott Witten - Editor
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Police cars block off the entrances to the Burger King on South Main Street after a shooting.
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange A police car blocks the entrance to the Burger King.
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The door of Burger King appears to have been damaged in the shooting Tuesday.

LAURINBURG — Gunfire struck at glass door at the Burger King restaurant on Main Street Tuesday afternoon following a fight that escalated.

The incident began with people outside of the fast food restaurant, according to Drew Bullard, chief operating officer for the Bullard Restaurant Group, who own the Laurinburg Burger King.

Witnesses said they heard two shots at about 3:20 p.m.

“We been told that there was a situation with people in the parking lot,” Bullard said. “They were not employees and they were not customers. The incident escalated and the police are investigating.”

No one appears to have been injured.

Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin “Duke” Williams confirmed that “there was an incident at the Burger King, and said he would he would release more information after talking to investigators.

At 4:30 p.m., police were still at the restaurant. Police cruisers blocked every entrance and at least one investigator was near the roadway looking for clues.

A workman was also at the scene taking measurements to replace the shattered glass door that faced Main Street.

The restaurant, at 1420 Main St., was back open at 5 p.m.

“We value our employees and customers and we try to have a safe environment,” Bullard said.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Police cars block off the entrances to the Burger King on South Main Street after a shooting.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1__DSC1078-2.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Police cars block off the entrances to the Burger King on South Main Street after a shooting.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange A police car blocks the entrance to the Burger King.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1__DSC1074-2.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange A police car blocks the entrance to the Burger King.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The door of Burger King appears to have been damaged in the shooting Tuesday.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1__DSC1081-2.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The door of Burger King appears to have been damaged in the shooting Tuesday.

Scott Witten

Editor

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