12-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead in McDonald’s Drive-Through

February 9, 2018 Updated: February 9, 2018

A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed in the drive-through of a McDonalds in Texas, according to police.

According to KCBD, witnesses said that the car pulled up to the drive-through in Lubbock on Thursday, Jan. 8.

A McDonald’s employee heard a “pop” through the speaker, then came out to find a boy dead.

The police initially treated the shooting as suspicious, but later down-graded their assumptions.

“At this time, preliminary information indicates the shooting appears to be accidental,” said a press release from the Lubbock police, reported on EverythingLubbock.

The police said a family of six was inside the car. “Officers were advised that a teen sibling in the vehicle was in possession of a gun. At some point inside the car, the gun was pulled out and was fired, striking the 12-year-old,” said the statement.

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Lubbock, Texas. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

According to KCBD the customers inside the restaurant, at the corner of 50th Street and Interstate 27, were not allowed to leave for over an hour and a half after the shooting.

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