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Employee shot in parking lot of Monroeville Olive Garden

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — As families were wrapping up dinner inside of the Monroeville Olive Garden, a 19-year-old employee was shot in the leg outside in the parking lot.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when the restaurant was still open with customers inside.

Many customers can’t believe this family restaurant turned into a crime scene.

“it could have even penetrated the restaurant and hit somebody inside. You just shouldn’t do that,” said customer Michaelene Tomina.

The restaurant is located in a busy area near hotels, a shopping plaza, other restaurants and the Monroeville Mall.

Police said the victim was rushed to the hospital and has since been released. They believe the victim got in a fight with someone else before being shot.

We reached out to Olive Garden for comment, but the restaurant declined to share a statement and referred us to the police department.

Monroeville police are following leads and are still investigating the shooting.

No arrests have been made.