ST. LOUIS – An argument over dipping sauce led to the shooting of a fast-food worker in St. Louis early Tuesday, authorities said.
The incident occurred at about 1 a.m. at a Wendy’s restaurant, KTVI reported.
According to police, the employee, a 31-year-old man, had been shot in the arm and torso, KSDK reported.
The victim told police he got into an argument with a customer in the drive-thru window, the television station reported. Workers told KTVI that the customer had asked for extra dipping sauce with his order, and when he did not receive it, he pulled up to the front of the store.
The employee told police he went outside to speak with the customer, but as he turned to go back inside the restaurant, the customer allegedly fired shots at him and left in a dark-colored Nissan, KSDK reported.
The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital, KMOV reported. Police did not release the man’s condition but said his vital signs were stable, the television station reported.
An investigation is ongoing.