ATLANTA -- (WGCL) -- A man was shot and several customers were robbed at a Waffle House location in Midtown early Tuesday morning.
The incident happened around 6 a.m. at the Waffle House on Northside Drive near the intersection with 14th Street.
Witnesses say the suspect came into the restaurant and went into the bathroom. He later emerged wearing a clown mask and proceeded to rob several patrons and employees at gunpoint.
The suspect then grabbed a cash register off of a counter and grabbed the keys to a vehicle of one of the robbery victims. As he was leaving, one of the robbery victims went to a window and the suspect fired a shot, striking the man in the neck. The victim was alert, conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was able to speak with them.
The suspect, only described as a black male wearing a dark-colored hoodie with tan pants, then fled the scene in a white Mercury Grand Marquis which was later recovered in the area of 9th and Curran streets.
If you have any information on the case, you're asked to contact Atlanta Police.