Shooting at North Carolina McDonald’s leaves 2 store managers dead

Eric Yount (Catawba County Sheriff's Office)
Eric Yount (Catawba County Sheriff's Office)

A shooting in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in Hickory, North Carolina has left two of the restaurant’s managers dead, according to local reports.


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WSOC reports Richelle Lail, 22, died Wednesday night at the scene and a second victim, Cody Watts, 28, who was hospitalized after the shooting, died Friday.

Officials indicated both victims were managers at the McDonald’s restaurant and that the shooting was domestic related.

Eric Yount, 22, was arrested by police a short time after the shooting Wednesday and was charged with murder. He remains locked up without bond.

Family members told WSOC that Yount and Lail have two children together but their relationship recently unraveled.