Man critically hurt in shooting at Coney Island over no fried mushrooms
DETROIT (FOX 2) - Police are investigating after a man was critically hurt in a shooting overnight at a Coney Island on Detroit's west side. An employee tells us the shooting was over fried mushrooms.
Two men and one woman came into the Nicky D's Coney on 7 Mile and Greenfield around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and ordered some fried mushrooms. An employee told them they didn't have fried mushrooms.
"'What type of [expletive] Coney don't sell fried mushrooms?' That's exactly what they said to us," one employee told us who did not wish to be identified. The three people then left the restaurant, angry.
About 20 minutes later the employee says they came back - and that's when chaos erupted. He says they started hitting customers with a night stick and then one of the suspects shot another customer in his jaw.
"The guy didn't do nothing. He comes here every day, he don't do nothing to nobody, say nothing. He just orders a cheeseburger plain and leaves [sic]," the employee said.
The employee says everything happened so fast. Witnesses and police say the three suspects took off in a black Ford F-150.
"The two people that were shooting - or the one person that was shooting - they looked just alike. We thought they were twins," the employee said.
Police haven't confirmed if the two male suspects are twins or not, but do say they were both wearing a white uniform shirt with an unknown logo.
Employees were behind bulletproof glass in the kitchen area. No one else was hurt.
If you have any information about what happened, call Detroit police.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the Nicky D's location was at 7 Mile and Livernois.