At least 20 shots fired in shooting outside Wendy's in Carrboro

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021
At least 1 person hit during drive-by shooting at Carrboro Wendy's
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At least one person was struck by gunfire during a drive-by shooting near a Wendy's in Carrboro Monday night.

CARRBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- Multiple people were injured when police say as many as 20 to 25 shots were fired outside a Wendy's in Carrboro on Monday night

The shooting happened outside the Wendy's on S. Greensboro Street around 9:45 p.m.

Police say a vehicle pulled up to the parking lot entrance to the Wendy's and people inside the vehicle opened fire on another vehicle

attempting to leave the parking lot.

The people in the suspect vehicle then took off and have not been caught.

One person was hit by gunfire. Police said he left the scene and was found a short time later. He was taken to UNC Hospital and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

A car in the drive-thru at Wendy's was hit multiple times with bullets but no one in that car was injured, police said.

However, another driver in the drive-thru line tried to leave when the shooting started. That vehicle hit a light pole and overturned as it was leaving the parking lot.

The driver and a passenger -- a minor -- were treated for minor injuries from the crash and released at the scene. Another passenger was transported to UNC Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Carrboro police officers said at least one person was shot and taken to the the hospital.

Police said dozens of shell casings were found.

Police said the shooting appears to be an isolated incident and they "do not believe there is an on-going threat to the public."

No suspect information has been released.

Carrboro Police Chief Chris Atack gives update on drive-by shooting near Wendy's

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