Shooting victim found dead in McDonald’s drive-thru

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Two gunmen are on the loose after a deadly triple shooting outside a Hickory Hill convenience store.

One man was killed, and two others are in critical condition at Regional Medical Center.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday outside Elvis Mart on South Mendenhall.

That’s where police say the three victims were parked when two gunman in black hoodies and jeans walked up and started shooting.

"It's crazy," said Ala Khleifit, the manager of the Citgo next door. "When we started working over here in this area it was way better. Now, a lot of new kids moving to this area, new faces," he said.

The driver was able to make it to a 24-hour McDonald's just down the road for help, but by the time police got there, he was dead.

There are two security cameras outside Elvis Mart, but it’s still unclear how much of the parking lot they cover and if they were able to capture what happened.

Khleifit has worked at that Citgo since 2003, and says that while crime on the block has gotten worse over the years, he blames people coming from other neighborhoods and starting trouble.

"We’ve had a lot of people get killed across the street – like six or seven people got killed over the last 10 years – and all of them weren’t from this area," he said.

But in the 14 years he’s worked there, he says he hasn’t had any problems or been scared for his life because it’s all part of God’s plan.

"It’s going to happen," he said. "If God wants it to happen, it’s going to happen."

Police identified the homicide victim as Arteze Franklin, 26.

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.