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Man grazed by bullet in Dairy Queen parking lot

Posted: 8:52 AM, Jan 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-25 09:52:09-05
WAUWATOSA -- A Dairy Queen employee was held-up at gunpoint then shot at in the parking lot as he left work Friday night.
 
The bullet grazed his hand. Less than 24-hours later, he tells TODAY'S TMJ4 he's feeling blessed after things could have ended much worse.
 
"I was walking to my car from the building and a guy approached me and said 'Hey I don't wanna hurt anybody, this is a robbery,'" said the victim, who didn't want to be identified. "...He was completely covered all the way up to his nose and the hat was pulled down by the eyebrows."
 
Wauwatosa police said the gunman told the victim to get out of the car, but he didn't. Seconds later, the gun went off.
 
"When the shot went off, I said 'Wow you got me,'" the victim said. "Then I called the non-emergency police department and then they took care of it from there."
 
The Dairy Queen is along a busy stretch of North Avenue where there are shops, bars and restaurants. 
   
A good way to catch criminals in cases like this is through surveillance cameras. Unfortunately, Dairy Queen's are all pointed inside.
 
On Saturday, a manager said they were looking at putting cameras outside the shop.