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Arrest made in shooting at fast-food restaurant

WCVB Boston logo WCVB Boston 5/5/2022
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A 19-year-old Boston man was arrested in connection with a shooting Wednesday at a fast-food restaurant in Randolph that injured a 20-year-old man.

The shooting happened shortly after noon at the Wendy's at 14 Condlin Drive, Randolph police said.

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Sources tell 5 Investigates that two men known to each other saw each other in front of the Wendy’s and one opened fire.

The victim was shot in the lower torso and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, sources tell 5 Investigates. He was taken to an area hospital by ambulance.

Marlon Raymond Jr., of Roxbury, was taken into custody Wednesday evening when he returned to the area where the firearm used in the shooting had been located by police, officials said. Raymond, who was in possession of a knife, was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators believe the victim was exiting the Wendy's when he was shot by the suspect in the parking lot outside the restaurant.

Detectives said they collected evidence from the crime scene, and K-9 teams found a loaded 9mm firearm with a high-capacity magazine hidden within a bandana in a nearby wooded area, officials said.

An employee at the restaurant said he heard gunfire outside the restaurant. The employees and one customer were told to stay inside while the police investigated.

"It's scary because, you know, why? Because you're in the house, and you don't know where he is. You know, he's probably armed, gun and everything else. You don't know what's going to happen. But I hope the person that got shot is OK," neighbor David Bruning said.

The Wendy's is located approximately a half-mile from Randolph High School, which was briefly placed on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.

A preliminary investigation indicates that this was an isolated incident and that this was not a random act of violence, police said.

"We are aware of an incident that took place at our restaurant in Randolph today, and we hope that the victim will make a full recovery. We believe this was an isolated incident, and we are cooperating with local law enforcement on their investigation," Wendy's said in a statement.

Raymond, who is known to police, is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Quincy District Court on several charges, including armed assault with intent to murder and several firearms charges.

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