Shooting at Ankeny McDonald’s Injures Two People

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ANKENY, Iowa -- Police say bad manners may have led to a shooting at an Ankeny fast food restaurant this weekend.

Thirty-four-year-old Gabriel Coco is charged with two counts of willful injury. He is accused of shooting at two people outside a McDonald's in Ankeny Saturday night.

Police say it started inside with an argument between Coco and two 18-year-old men. They say through interviews it appears Coco didn't like the way the two men were treating an employee and took matters into his own hands.

"Upon interviews with the employees as well as witnesses inside the business, we were told the two victims had some type of altercation between them towards the McDonalds employees. The two victims left the business and the suspect followed them out," says Lt. Brian Huggins with the Ankeny Police Department.

Nickolas Culver was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon. Justin Phongsavanh remains in serious but stable condition in the ICU.

According to a fundraising website, Culver was hit in the face with the gun and shot in the arm. Phongsavanh was shot in the back and the arm.

A page has been set up to help Phongsavanh with medical expenses, click here to donate.

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