Three KFC Employees Injured in Antelope Robbery Shooting

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On Friday afternoon, a robbery at an Antelope KFC restaurant turned into a shooting that left three employees injured. The incident happened at the restaurant near Elverta Road and Watt Avenue in Sacramento County.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect entered the store and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect then jumped on the counter and fired at least three shots, hitting three of the KFC’s employees. The suspect fled the scene without taking any money.

The sheriff’s office said that all the injuries were non-life-threatening and the employees were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

Three KFC Employees Injured in Antelope Robbery Shooting
Three KFC Employees Injured in Antelope Robbery Shooting

Deputies Searching for Three Associated Suspects

The sheriff’s office said that they are looking for three suspects who are believed to be involved in the robbery shooting. One of them is the shooter who ran from the scene on foot, and the other two are his accomplices who drove away in a light blue Honda.

The sheriff’s office released a description of the shooter as a black male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and a black mask. The description of the other two suspects and the Honda is not available yet.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about the incident or the suspects to call 916-874-5115 or Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP.

KFC Restaurant Closed for Investigation

The KFC restaurant where the shooting occurred was closed for the rest of the day as deputies conducted an investigation. The restaurant’s manager said that he was shocked and saddened by what happened and hoped that the employees would recover soon.

The manager also said that he was grateful for the quick response of the deputies and the paramedics who arrived at the scene. He said that he would cooperate with the authorities to help them catch the suspects.

The manager did not say when the restaurant would reopen, but he said that he would provide counseling and support for his staff.

Robbery Shootings Rare in Antelope Area

The robbery shooting at the KFC restaurant was a rare occurrence in the Antelope area, which is generally considered to be a safe and quiet community. According to the sheriff’s office, there were only two reported robberies in Antelope in 2022, and none of them involved shootings.

However, some residents said that they were concerned about the recent increase in crime and violence in Sacramento County. They said that they hoped that the sheriff’s office would increase patrols and security measures in their neighborhood.

They also said that they were praying for the injured employees and their families, and hoped that justice would be served.

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