MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities launched an investigation after a DoorDash driver was accused of shooting a McDonald’s employee overnight in Hickory Hill.
It happened at the store located at 7101 Winchester early Monday morning.
“I’m just tired of all the shootings in Memphis,” said one man who works nearby. “It’s very discouraging. It doesn’t feel safe.”
According to authorities, the alleged shooter arrived in the parking lot around 3 a.m. Monday to pick up a food order. The McDonald’s worker took the order to the waiting driver, who, for reasons still unknown, started shooting.
The victim was struck in the hand and stomach. He was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
DoorDash released a statement to WREG saying, “The safety of our community is paramount, and such reprehensible behavior is never tolerated on the DoorDash platform. The Dasher involved has been permanently removed from our platform for violating our zero tolerance policy. We are reaching out to our restaurant partner to offer support, and stand ready to assist law enforcement in their investigation.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our employee who was injured in this incident, their family, as well as their friends,” said McDonald’s owner/operator Sherman Fan. “The safety and well-being of our crew, customers and the community remains our top priority, and we are fully cooperating with local law enforcement in their ongoing investigation.”
The suspect got away in a red Nissan. If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.