1 shot in drive-by, another injured outside Carrboro Wendy’s, police say

Orange County News

CARRBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – One person was shot and at least one other was injured in a drive-by shooting outside a Carrboro fast food restaurant Monday night, police said.

A car flipped over near the Wendy’s at 100 S. Greensboro St. as a result of the incident.

Police responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m. They said shots were fired toward the Wendy’s from a car driving along W. Main Street. Multiple shell casings were found in the area. Police said Tuesday that between 20 and 25 shots were fired.

“I can tell you that I believe the Wendy’s was busy. And obviously, this is a pretty terrifying incident for anybody who witnessed it, heard it, or was anywhere near in the vicinity,” said Carrboro Police Chief Chris Atack. “We have a lot of work to do. We have a lot of people to talk to.”

One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Several others suffered minor injuries when they tried to get out of the drive-thru line when the shooting started and crashed into a pole, police said.

Atack said that another one of the vehicles waiting in the drive-thru was struck multiple times with bullets. No one inside was injured.

Police weren’t sure if the person shot was the intended target. They didn’t have any information on suspects but did say that they believe the shooting was an isolated incident.

Greensboro Street at the Wendy’s was closed, but has since reopened.

If you have additional information on this incident, please contact Investigator Trey Kennedy with the
Carrboro Police Department at (919) 918-7412, or Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.

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