ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – A Subway worker is dead and another is in the hospital following an apparent argument over mayonnaise.
Police responded to the shots fired call at 74 Northside Drive at around 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
The owner of the restaurant, Willie Glenn, told CBS46 that a customer allegedly got upset over the amount of mayonnaise that was put on his sandwich. That’s when things escalated and the two employees were shot by the customer. One did not survive according to Atlanta Police.
Glenn told CBS46 both shooting victims are committed Subway employees.
According to police, the victim who was shot and killed was a 26-year-old woman. The other victim is a 24-year-old woman. She was transported to a local hospital.
Glenn said the 24-year-old woman who survived also had her 5-year-old son with her inside the Subway when the suspect started shooting from outside the store.
”I don’t know what the world is coming to these days with our youth, everyone seems to be so hot-headed,” Glenn said.
Glenn said the store manager, who was armed with a gun of his own, also attempted to stop the shooter, “My manager was able to exchange gunfire with him..but of course, he didn’t hit him and it ended up as a wild shootout in the parking lot.”
Glenn said the gun violence in Atlanta is getting out of control, “There is just a whole lot of shooting and killing going on and this is just ridiculous and my heart right now is just with my employees.”
Atlanta Police said they now have a suspect in custody after receiving a community tip.
Police said the suspect is a 36-year-old man but they would not release his name because it is still an ongoing investigation.
The family and Fulton County Medical Examiner have identified the deceased as Brittany Macon. Her first cousin released the following statement:
“She was beautiful and loving, very vocal, would stand up for herself and others. She was caring and loved life and her family I really would hope that the fact an unhinged man came into a restaurant and took a life. Mental health in the Black community needs to be addressed, it could’ve been anyone.”
”We the family would like to take this time to mourn Brittany in private this situation is very fresh and painful she was an intellectual caring and courageous she stood out for her personality and stood up for her beliefs she was dependable with a big heart her beautiful life was abruptly ended due to gun violence and the failed mental of health of this society In hopes everyone will learn from this how precious life is and how very important proper assessment and community outreach for mental health services are needed”
The leader of The New Order National Human Rights Organization, Gerald Rose, spoke out Monday morning in response to what happened at Subway, ”Gun violence here in Atlanta is at an outrage.”
Rose said it’s going to take the whole community stepping up to put an end to the ongoing senseless violence.
”I am asking all young people to put down their pistols and pick up their pencils,” Rose said.
Rose said in an effort to guide members of the youth community down a better path every third Saturday of each month he takes more than 50 young boys and girls to the Apex Museum where they learn about history.
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