Supply: McDonald’s worker shot within the neck after arguing over chilly fries in Brooklyn

NEWYORK – A 23-year-old man is in critical condition after police said he was shot while working at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Monday outside the restaurant on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge spoke to several of the victim’s colleagues, who described him as a good person and said they would return to work on Tuesday.

“Something like that can happen to something as simple as food, like it’s crazy,” said one neighborhood person.

“He’s at work, at work, this happened at work? It’s sad, because he’s trying to make a living,” another added.

The incident began when a customer, who the source told CBS2 was angry that her fries had cooled, approached the worker and started arguing with him.

That’s when, sources say, the woman called her 20-plus-year-old son over to “resolve the matter.” He then pulled out a gun and shot the employee in the neck.

The worker was taken to Brookdale Hospital, and his son was arrested.

“I’m extremely nervous. My kids have been going to this McDonald’s for years, and I have meetings at this McDonald’s from time to time,” Rev Conrad Tillar said. “It’s sad. It shows that we’re in some degree of crisis in this city.”

“My daughter wants to work in fast food. She’s 17 and I’m scared of things like that. It’s horrible,” Alison Mason said. “You can get angry and say, ‘Hey, I didn’t do my bidding,’ but to shoot someone?”

Duddridge talks to a man who works at another fast food restaurant. He says he’s grateful his boss recently installed a glass barrier, but employees are still scared.

“One of our workers, he called me today, he doesn’t want to work anymore … because of this. They say they are scared,” Habib Sayed said. “That’s why I don’t want to work at night. I told my boss, if you want to pay me $100 an hour, I’m not going to work, because that’s crazy. .”

Police said there did not appear to be any prior connection between the employee and the suspect.

Employees at McDonald’s say there is security, but hours have recently been reduced.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-CAT (8477)or for spanish, 1-888-57-FOLLOW (74782 .)). You can also submit a tip through their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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