NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- The hunt is on for two men who shot a manager at a New Haven Burger King during an armed robbery.
It was around 9:30 Sunday night. Two masked men, dressed in dark clothes, and carrying guns entered a Burger King demanding cash.
Witnesses tell News 8 that the robbers held a gun to one employee's head, then shot the manager in the legs.
"When I heard about it, it was kind of shocking," said Juan Matos, a customer.
The manager shot is a 19-year-old mother of twin baby boys. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The victim's family tells News 8 that she had surgery Monday and is improving.
Her customers hope for the best.
"They're very nice people, they do their job right and it's very upsetting they got hit like that. They don't deserve that," said John Rosselli, Amity Safe and Lock.
Just across the street from Rosselli's store is where the shooting happened.
The Burger King is on Whalley Avenue in the West Hills section of New Haven. It was back open less than 24 hours after the crime.
Witnesses say the robbers got away with less than a $100. But left a mother fighting for her life.
"It's unfortunate, I wish it never happened," said Chris Douglas, a customer.
"She's a good person," said Matos.
The victim's father tells News 8 his daughter is in the ICU Monday night but doing better.
Meanwhile police continue to search for the suspects.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A manhunt is underway after two men who shot a store manager during an armed robbery at a New Haven Burger King.
"I saw a lot of squad cars go by and then I walked up, took a bus up actually, and then saw some more squad cars down here with an ambulance," Robert Flanagan said.
Flanagan can't seem to get the images of what he saw at the Burger King on Whalley Ave. Sunday night out of his head.
"I'm disturbed by it, but hopefully it will get better," Flanagan said.
At 9:30 p.m. New Haven Police tell News 8 two men robbed the restaurant, shooting the store manager in the legs, a person authorities described as a 19-year-old woman.
After being shot the woman was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she is in critical condition.
Police don't know much about the suspects, but they do say the suspects are two males who were wearing dark-colored clothing at the time of the crime.
And for those that frequent the establishment, like Flanagan, this morning was a time to send a message that it's their neighborhood.
"I go in there every morning for my coffee, my morning coffee to get going," said Flanagan, "a little caffeine to get me going for the day."
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