2 Dead after Shooting at Maple Grove McDonald's
Police said a woman in her 20s was shot and killed outside a McDonald's in Maple Grove on Sunday afternoon in what appears to be a murder-suicide, television station FOX 9 news reported.
The woman was shot just outside the door by the drive-up lane. Witnesses said it appears she was shot several times.Police were called to the restaurant at 6255 Sycamore Lane North at about 2 p.m.
McDonald's employees tried unsuccessfully to give the woman CPR, police said.
Brooklyn Park Police spotted a car matching the description of the suspect's vehicle on Interstate 94. The Pioneer Press reported that witnesses described the suspect's vehicle. Police said that as they pulled the car over, the man shot and killed himself, FOX 9 reported.
The woman and the man, who was described to be in his 20s, knew each other, and planned to meet at the restaurant where she was going to break off a year-long relationship, police said. Police said they believe he followed her into the lot, got out of his car and shot her. Police have not identified the woman yet, but said she has a 9-year-old daughter.
There were several people, including children, inside the restaurant at the time. They will be offered counseling.
It is 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, the Pioneer Press additionally reported. Police are looking for two suspects.