A man eating dinner at a Tioga fast-food restaurant who became enraged because an employee was cleaning tables nearby pulled a gun Sunday and shot another worker, who had tried to calm him, police said.
The incident happened at 5:30 p.m. at the Church's Chicken at 3650 N. Broad St.
The customer began arguing with a 21-year-old employee as he cleaned tables, police said. When another employee, the table cleaner's brother, "attempted to squash the argument between both parties, the offender produced a large handgun and fired," hitting the would-be peacemaker several times, Police Capt. Nicholas Brown said.
"He was doing his job, but the guy kept saying: 'Yo, you can't be doing this spraying, this spraying. I got to eat. I got to eat,' " Keith Parker, who saw the incident, told reporters at the scene. "Bam, bam, bam, and the person he wanted to shoot, he didn't shoot."