Gunman shoots two Popeyes employees at drive-thru window in Prichard

Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 9:56 PM CDT
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PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - Prichard Police said a gunman opened fire on the drive-thru window at Popeyes on Sunday.

Investigators said the man got out of a white Nissan Sentra and shot into the restaurant on St. Stephens Road around 8:38 p.m.

Two employees inside were wounded.

According to investigators, the suspect ordered food first through the drive-thru.

But when he got to the window, they say he started laughing at a female employee, got out of his car, and opened fire inside the restaurant.

The two employees hit are expected to be okay.

Sergeant Bart Andrews with PPD says the suspect had no prior relationship with the victims, and believes this was a random shooting.

“Nothing, nothing provoked. The victims are in various ages, no reason why this would have happened at all,” Sergeant Andrews said. “The clerk had made sure that she got his order correct and the dollar amount.”

Police said they don’t know the motive behind the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call PPD at 251-452-2211.


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