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1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at San Diego restaurant

November 7, 2019 GMT
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San Diego Police officers seal off the area around the Church's Chicken eatery in San Diego, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Authorities say a shooting happened Wednesday evening at a Church's Chicken in the Otay Mesa area. San Diego Police Officer John Buttle tells KNSD-TV the suspected gunman had been in the restaurant earlier in the day, when he tried to pay with a counterfeit bill. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
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San Diego Police officers seal off the area around the Church's Chicken eatery in San Diego, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Authorities say a shooting happened Wednesday evening at a Church's Chicken in the Otay Mesa area. San Diego Police Officer John Buttle tells KNSD-TV the suspected gunman had been in the restaurant earlier in the day, when he tried to pay with a counterfeit bill. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police searched for a gunman who shot three employees — killing one — at a fast food restaurant in San Diego on Wednesday.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at a Church’s Chicken in the Otay Mesa area, officials said.

The suspected gunman had been in the restaurant earlier, when he tried to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill, San Diego Police Officer John Buttle told KNSD-TV .

He came back minutes later and opened fire on employees behind the counter, Buttle said.

One victim died at a hospital. Two others were hospitalized in unknown condition.

The gunman was described by witnesses as a thin man in his 30s, wearing a light blue sweater, red sunglasses and a San Diego Chargers beanie. He was possibly driving a dark blue sedan, police said.