McDonald's Worker Gunned Down by Delivery Driver in Tennessee

A McDonald's worker is in a critical condition after being shot by a delivery driver while on the job at a store in Memphis, Tennessee.

The male victim was shot in the hand and abdomen by a DoorDash driver in the parking lot at the 7100 block of Winchester near Riverdale Road at about 3 a.m. on Monday.

The employee was taken to Regional One Hospital in a critical condition, the Memphis Police Department said.

The victim told investigators he had gone outside to take a DoorDash order to the driver in the parking lot shortly before 3 a.m.

Winchester McDonald’s
First responders were called to the McDonald’s at 7101 Winchester near Riverdale Road in Memphis early on Monday morning, January 18. Google Maps

He said that as he was handing over the food, the driver pulled out a gun and shot him, according to the police report as cited by ABC24 Memphis.

Police said they are looking for a DoorDash driver driving a red Nissan but do not have any suspect information at this time.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Footage from the scene taken by WMC showed an active police presence outside the store on Monday morning as deputies were seen investigating inside and outside the restaurant.

Newsweek has contacted the Memphis Fire Department and the Memphis Police Department for comment.

It's not the first time violence has erupted over a dispute at a fast-food chain.

In December, a Wendy's employee was reportedly shot by a disgruntled customer over a dispute involving dipping sauce at a drive-thru in St. Louis.

The violence unfolded after a man is said to have ordered from the store on Natural Bridge Avenue near Union Boulevard around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22.

The man asked for extra dipping sauce with his order and when he didn't get what he wanted, he shot into the restaurant, according to other workers and as reported by FOX2.

Two shots were fired, striking one 31-year-old employee in his lower back and arm, police told KMOV. The unidentified suspect then reportedly fled in a dark-colored Nissan.

The argument was said to be over dipping sauce but it remains unclear whether the shots were fired directly at the Wendy's employee or if he was struck by chance.

A woman was arrested in a separate incident after she drove at her co-worker following a brawl at an Atlanta branch of McDonald's, police said.

Zoe Gunn was struck by the vehicle during an altercation at the drive-thru fast food restaurant in the north of the city on November 27.

Police said the argument started between Destiny Allen and another unnamed employee. Gunn, also a McDonald's employee, was said to have stepped in to break up the altercation when she was hit by the car.

Video showed two women wrestling on the floor. Police alleged that Allen then got into her car and reversed into Gunn, knocking her into the window of the restaurant.

Allen was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.

McDonalds store shooting
File photo: The McDonalds logo is seen outside one of its stores in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, as a shooting is reported at a store on Winchester near Riverdale Road in Memphis, Tennessee. Nathan Stirk/Getty