2 dead in McDonalds shooting (MN)
2 dead after shooting at Maple Grove McDonald's
Updated: 04/19/2009 11:05:26 PM CDT
MAPLE GROVE, Minn.—Police in Maple Grove say a man fatally shot a woman in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant, then died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later.
The shooting occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday. Police found the victim in the parking lot. Witnesses described the suspect's vehicle, and police found it a short time later on the side of Interstate 694 not far away. The suspect, a man in his 20s, was dead inside.
The victim, described as a woman in her 20s, has not been identified. Police said it's the first homicide in the Minneapolis suburb in eight years.
It's the second shooting in a Twin Cities fast food restaurant's parking lot in about 12 hours time. Early Sunday, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed after an argument in the parking lot of a White Castle in Hopkins. Police there are looking for two suspects.
2 dead after shooting at Maple Grove McDonald's - TwinCities.com
This one happened literally right down the street from my house. I was there on Saturday evening, picking up a Happy Meal for my son. Maple Grove is a quiet, middle to upper middle class suburb.
Granted, it's not like some wacko shot the place full of holes or anything, but it's still a massive reality check.....you just never know.