MILWAUKEE -- A 15-year-old boy was shot inside the McDonald's restaurant located near 16th and Washington on Sunday, Oct. 21. Customer say there are armed security guards at the restaurant, but there is mixed reaction about just how effective they are.
James Fairbanks says he eats at the McDonald's once a week. His friend was outside and heard the gunshot.
"Sometimes you have naughty people come in here and do naughty things," said Fairbanks.
As a result, Fairbanks says there are always armed guards inside the fast food joint. He says it's mainly to act as a loitering deterrent.
"There security is OK here. There are no problems here. There have never been problems here," Fairbanks said.
Employees waited patiently outside until they were led back in by police to be questioned. A security company squad, and guard appeared to remain inside the building. Luis Quinoes says he stopped eating there because of it.
"You see a lot of security playing around with the crew members," said Quinoes.
Quinoes says he never sees the guards do anything, and he wonders what caused someone to shoot at a teen.
"I've got two kids; daughter and a son. I can't imagine that happening to my child," said Quinoes.
Milwaukee police say the investigation is ongoing. The teen shot is expected to be OK.