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Police seek 3 suspects after shots fired into drive-through window

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Jun 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-26 23:36:06-04

MAGNA, Utah -- Police are searching for three suspects who allegedly fired shots during an attempted robbery at a drive-through window in Magna Thursday, and no one inside the McDonald's restaurant was hurt.

It happened at 3540 South 8400 West. The shooting happened right at the beginning of the dinner rush.

Police said it was at the first drive-through window that the suspects attempted to rob the drive-through employee.

"We knew it was gunshots," said Briana Christensen.

She and her friend Bailey Bishop were inside the McDonald's when the shooting happened.

"We were scared,” Bishop said. “Thought we could have gotten shot. They drove right past us."

Witnesses said they heard two quick blasts.

"It sounded like firecrackers," said one witness.

Police said ten employees and more than a dozen customers - including children - were inside the McDonald's during the attempted robbery. Chris Hoffman was in the drive-through just behind the suspects.

He said: "Once I finally looked up I saw the gun was there and the guy was screaming, 'Give me the money. Give me the money.'"

Police said one bullet went through the drive-through window hitting a freezer inside. No one inside was injured. Witnesses said it happened so fast, there was almost no time to react.

"Not everybody screaming and running around, it's everybody thinking, ‘is this really happening or not?'" Hoffman said.

Police are looking for three Hispanic men, all wearing red and black jerseys. They are considered armed and dangerous. Police are also looking for a white, 2007 Hyundai Sonata with front bumper damage. Police said the car was stolen out of West Valley City.