A woman was arrested on Wednesday after she allegedly opened fire on three McDonald’s employees at a restaurant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when they told her the dining area was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) stated that the shooting took place 9001 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
“The suspect, Gloricia Woody, entered the restaurant and was told by employees the dining area was closed,” the department wrote on their Facebook page. “Ms. Woody was asked to leave but refused. A physical altercation ensued between Ms. Woody and an employee. Ms. Woody was forced out of the restaurant by employees. She reentered the restaurant with a handgun and fired approximately three rounds in the restaurant.”
“One employee was hit in the arm, a second was hit with shrapnel in the neck/shoulder and a third employee was hit with shrapnel in the side,” the department added. “The employee who was in this initial physical confrontation sustained a head injury, the cause of this injury in [sic] unclear.”
Officers were quickly able to track down the 32 year-old suspect near the restaurant and take her into custody.
“Injuries to the four employees were non-life threatening. Three of the employees were transported to a local hospital,” the post read.
The police department went on to say that one of the employees was hit in the arm, a second was hit with shrapnel in the neck/shoulder area and a third worker was hit with shrapnel in the side. One employee also had a head injury from a physical altercation with Woody, although the details of this are not clear at this time.
McDonald’s released a brief statement about the shooting through a spokesperson.
“The safety and security of our employees and customers is our top priority,” the spokesperson told KOCO. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved, and the good news is that we can report the employees who sustained injuries are expected to make a full recovery. This is a heinous crime on our restaurant employees who were trying to support public health efforts. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement as they continue to investigate this matter.”