Shooting At Church’s Chicken Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Church’s Chicken in San Diego, California. The whole incident reportedly happened after the suspected gunman attempted to pay for food using a counterfeit bill.
According to reports from NBC San Diego, the shooting occurred at a Church’s located on Picador and Del Sol boulevards in the Otay Mesa community on Wednesday night. Before the shooting, the suspect, who was described by the San Diego Police Department as a “thin man in his 30s,” got into an argument with the employees over his alleged attempted use of a fake $100 bill.
There have been conflicting reports around this case, however, about whether or not a counterfeit bill was actually the issue. Other reports have stated that the customer’s grievance was centered around a store policy which prevented the acceptance of any $100 bills outright.
The man is said to have left the restaurant at one point in the argument, just to return “minutes later” and open fire “from across the counter.” Three employees were struck, then the suspect ended up fleeing the scene.
One employee ended up dying from injuries sustained during the shooting. Accordint to the San Diego Union-Tribune, she has been identified as 28-year-old Maribel Ibañez.
As of now, there have been no arrests made in connection with the fatal shooting.