1 shot overnight at KFC/Taco Bell restaurant in Johnston County

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Man shot at Johnston County Taco Bell/KFC
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Man shot at Johnston County Taco Bell/KFC

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- One man was shot overnight at a hybrid fast food restaurant in Johnston County.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened before 3 a.m. Wednesday at the KFC/Taco Bell restaurant located off NC-210 near Interstate 40 about 10 miles north of Benson.

Captain Jeff Caldwell said the victim was shot in the leg. He was conscious when first responders took him to WakeMed in Raleigh.

The victim told investigators a man with a handgun came up to him just after he closed the restaurant for the night.

The robber forced the employee back into the restaurant and robbed the place. He shot the employee in the leg before taking off.

Investigators have not arrested anyone or released any further information about the robber.