Two children wounded in drive-thru shooting

Two children were wounded when a drive-thru window at a Burger King restaurant in North Carolina was shot out on Saturday, according to police and media reports.

The children, a boy and a girl ages 8 and 10, were in the car behind the drive-thru window when someone shot at the window, Winston-Salem police spokeswoman Laura Armijo said.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and the girl suffered a graze wound to her head, she said.

The incident happened on Saturday night at the Burger King restaurant near High Point. The incident was not related to a drive-by shooting last weekend, but police have not released details.

Another man inside the car was not hurt, local media reported.

“I just pray the children are OK,” said 50-year-old Venus Gaines, the mother of the girl and a worker at the Burger King.

“It was an isolated incident, so I don’t think it’s a general concern,” said Winston-Salem police Lt. Tom Rankin.

The family was returning from a shopping trip to the mall when they were shot, said Pastor Chris LaBorde of Greater Refuge Church, who was among the people who offered assistance to the family.

The children were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital’s children’s intensive care unit with wounds that were not life-threatening, according to a statement from the hospital.

No other information about the injured children was immediately available.

“Thank you to everyone that has reached out to us to pray for our family, the children and their recovery,” the children’s family wrote on Facebook.

The shooting took place around 10:35 p.m. ET, according to police.

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