Shooting at McDonald's driver-thru kills 2


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Desertdog
April 6, 2006, 02:43 PM
Shooting at McDonald's driver-thru kills 2
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire on a vehicle in a busy McDonald's drive-thru, killing two men, wounding a third and sparking a gunbattle that left bullet marks on a nearby church day-care center, authorities said.

More than a dozen people, including several children, were inside the restaurant when the shooting began about 4:40 p.m. Wednesday. No one in the restaurant or at the daycare center was injured, Mobile Police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said.

The wounded victim, 20-year-old Jonathan Taylor, was shot in the abdomen and drove himself to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, Gallichant said.

"What you have here is an absolute disregard for life," Acting Police Chief Lester Hargrove said. "There are kids here, old people, adults. There is absolutely no regard for human life."

Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. said the shots were fired into the back of the vehicle when it rolled up to the restaurant window to pay. The attacker fled in a waiting vehicle.

No arrests had been made Thursday morning.

Gallichant identified the victims as Demarcus Jones, 22, and Michael Tunstall, 19.

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exar
April 6, 2006, 02:48 PM
The story said a gun battle was sparked. Did the guys in the drive thru return fire? Stinkin' punks.

Mad Chemist
April 6, 2006, 03:22 PM
Exactly.
It sounds like this was an ambush, not a gunbattle.
I do believe the word battle implies two or more parties are actually engaging each other. But what do I know, I'm not a journalist and I wasn't an English major.:rolleyes:

JH

Desertdog
April 6, 2006, 06:54 PM
Police ID three victims in McDonald's shooting spree
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12185466/

Police are still looking for the suspect and an addtional "person of interest" in a Wednesday shooting incident outside a McDonald's on St. Stephens Rd.

(MOBILE, Ala.) April 5 -- Police have released the names of two men killed and a third who was wounded Wednesday afternoon when a gunman walked up and fired into their vehicle at a busy McDonald's drive-through in the Toulminville area of north Mobile.

The victims returned fire in the 4:40 p.m. incident. Mobile Police spokesman, Officer Eric Gallichant, said bullets hit a nearby church day-care center. He said no one inside the day-care was hurt.

Gallichant identified the dead as 22-year-old Demarcus Jones and 19-year-old Michael Tunstall. Jonathan Taylor, 20, was shot in the abdomen and managed to drive himself to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. His medical condition was unavailable.

More than a dozen people, including several children, were inside the restaurant at the time of the shooting. Acting Police Chief Lester Hargrove said the shooter showed -- quote -- "an absolute disregard for human life."

Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson, Jr. said the shots were fired into the back of the vehicle when it rolled up to the restaurant window to pay. He said the attacker fled in a waiting vehicle.


Meanwhile, police are looking for 26-year-old Extaunia Ely, calling her a person of interest in the case. Through an investigation by Homicide Unit detectives, it was determined that Ely was inside the vehicle with the unidentified shooter when he fled the scene. So far, there have been no arrests.

If you have any information on this crime, you're urged to call Mobile Police immediately at (251) 208-7211.

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