Police investigating after Wendy’s teen employee shot in drive-thru window in Lynn

LYNN, Mass. — Lynn Police say someone shot a Wendy’s employee right through the drive-thru window Tuesday night just before 6 p.m.

You could still see that bullet hole and shattered glass in the window as officers arrived on the scene.

“It’s so crazy because it must be just a kid trying to stay out of trouble, trying to work,” said Yamil Cepeda, who lives nearby.

Lynn Police say the Wendy’s worker who was shot is a teenager, and he was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“It’s just a very sad situation, such a young age,” said Cepeda.

About a dozen officers responded to the shooting, closing down the restaurant for hours as they try to figure out who did this and why.

“All I could think about was if I was behind that person in the drive-thru,” said Cepeda.

People who come here all the time were shaken to see this happen, and they hope the police find whoever’s responsible.

“You can’t even work at Wendy’s anymore without something happening, you know, it’s sad like Lynn is a great place, but it’s getting a bad rap because of stuff like this,” said Amy Blake, who lives nearby.

Hamra Enterprises, the franchisee who owns and operates this restaurant responded to Tuesday night’s shooting.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our employees and customers. We are deeply disturbed by this senseless act of violence, and we are grateful to the first responders who acted quickly in this situation. We will work with local law enforcement as they continue their investigation,” Hamra Enterprise spokesperson said in a statement.

At this point, police are still looking for the suspect.

If you have any information that can help, call Lynn Police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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