Armed Customer May Have Shot Restaurant Workers By Mistake

Police were investigating whether an armed customer may have shot and killed two restaurant employees by mistake in a chaotic incident on Monday night in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Law enforcement sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation into the shooting, told the Chronicle that the customer and another man may have been hiding in the freezer of a Wingstop fast-food restaurant after being threatened by a “third party.” When the restaurant employees came back to investigate, they were possibly mistaken for the threatening party and shot by the customer, according to the sources.

Oakland police said they had already apprehended one of the customers, and were in “the process of securing the other man’s surrender.”

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