Atlanta police are looking for the gunmen behind a shooting at a Subway restaurant Tuesday evening.
The shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery at the Subway on Piedmont Road in northeast Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood.
Police said two armed men stormed into the restaurant through the front door and pointed a gun at an employee behind the checkout counter, demanding cash. When the worker fled toward the back of the store, the masked men fired several shots at him, hitting him in the backside, police said.
“It's extremely scary and how people disregard other people,” said Wes James, owner of the Fat Matt’s rib shack next door.
As the victim limped out of the back door of the Subway, the armed men ran out the front door without any cash, police said. The injured employee and a co-worker ran into James’ store looking for help.
“The guy said he was shot,” James told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie.
So, someone inside the store offered to help.
“There was actually a doctor in line who assisted with bandaging him up,” James said.
He said he’s worried there may be more violence coming to the area.
“It's just a rough time of the year, and it escalates normally around this time of year,” said James.
Police are reviewing store surveillance footage for clues. The victim is at Atlanta Medical Center in stable condition.