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Gunman wearing clown mask robs Waffle House, shoots customer


A gunman in an angry clown mask is on the run after shooting a customer early Tuesday at a northwest Atlanta Waffle House, police said.

Officials told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the customer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition after being shot in the neck.

The Waffle House is located in the 1000 block of Northside Drive, a busy stretch near 14th Street that includes a row of restaurants.

Police said four people were sitting inside the restaurant when they were approached by the gunman, who was wearing a gold “angry clown mask” and a black hooded sweatshirt.

He demanded their cash and belongings, police said.

They didn’t comply, and the gunman reportedly moved to other customers and took the cash register. The group of four tried to follow the man out of the restaurant, but police said he turned around and fired shots.

Photos of the crime scene show shattered glass near the seating area of the restaurant.

The shooter stole a car in the parking lot to make his escape, police said. The car was recovered on Georgia Tech’s campus.

An AJC photographer is on the scene working to learn more.

—Please return to AJC.com for updates.

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