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Ronald McDonald Wounded In Shootout Outside Sonic Restaurant

Two buffoons got into a gunfight... but only one was named after an actual clown.
Police say a shooting outside this Sonic Drive-In restaurant left a man named Ronald McDonald injured.
Police say a shooting outside this Sonic Drive-In restaurant left a man named Ronald McDonald injured.

This was no happy meal.

An argument outside a Sonic Drive-In restaurant in North Carolina turned violent Thursday when a man named Ronald McDonald was shot, police said.

The 35-year-old -- who happens to share a name with the mascot of Sonic's fast-food rival, McDonald's -- was treated for non-life threatening injuries following the shootout in Lumberton, WNCN reported.

In a statement, Lumberton police said McDonald was arguing with 24-year-old Sonic employee Telvin Drummond around 7 p.m. when things turned ugly.

McDonald briefly left the fast-food restaurant, where his wife is a manager. When he returned, things got serious.

“Mr. McDonald returned to Sonic where another argument took place, leading to both men shooting at each other,” police said in a statement obtained by The Robesonian.

No charges have been filed in the incident.

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