Honolulu police are on the hunt for a would-be robber who opened fire inside a Burger King in Kapolei on Sunday night.
The shooting happened shortly after 9 p.m., and no customers were inside the eatery at the time. The suspect fired one shot and then fled.
The incident was enough to shut down the fast food restaurant for some time and launch an attempted murder investigation.
On Monday, a bullet hole was visible behind the counter, and employees and customers said they are still on edge because the gunman is still at large.
"It's scary! Just knowing that I was in there and something happened just last night," said resident Brenda Kapahua.
"Very surprised to hear that considering this is a very well lit place … but like I said earlier, the place shuts down at 9. So if it happens after 9, it's a pretty desolate place," added resident Derwin Josue.
Sources say the suspect, described as tall and slim, wearing a mask and a wig and carrying a bag and handgun, walked into the Burger King and demanded money. They say a single shot was fired toward the cashier, and then the man took off without any money. Officers arrived within minutes but couldn't find the man or the small white pickup truck he fled in.
"That's even scarier! And I have a baby with me, my grandson. So I think we'll be leaving soon," Kapahua said.
A Burger King manager said he couldn't release any details about the case or surveillance footage.
While some customers are reluctant to eat at that fast food restaurant again, others are undeterred.
"Not really, I think I would eat there again," Josue said.
"I have to think about it," said Kapahua.
No one was injured during the shooting. Anyone with information about this case, call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.