A Rochester 16-year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries after police said he was shot while getting food at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Police were called to Kentucky Fried Chicken, 717 12th St.SE, for reports of shots fired at about 5:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Police learned that the teenager and a friend were at the fast food restaurant getting food and were sitting in a car when someone appeared at the window of the car and started shooting, Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen said Thursday morning.
The 16-year-old was shot in the leg, and the teen's friend may have been grazed by a bullet and suffered an "abrasion-type wound," Moilanen said.
The two teenagers left the restaurant after the shooting and went to a relative's home. A relative took the 16-year-old to the hospital for medical treatment.
An off-duty officer happened to be in the area when the shooting occurred and heard shots fired and saw a suspect flee on foot and another vehicle leave at a high rate of speed, Moilanen said.
Investigators found three spent shell casings at the scene of the shooting. The restaurant was closed while police collected evidence. No arrests were made as of Thursday morning.
In June, a 26-year-old Rochester man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting at the same restaurant. In that incident, a 24-year-old man suffered injuries to his shoulder/upper left arm and a graze wound across his chest. Police said at the time it was likely a "drug deal gone bad."
Wednesday's shooting and the June incident do not appear to be connected.
"At this point, this does not appear to be tied into any other shootings that we have," Moilanen said.