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Police tape surrounds the entire perimeter of McDonald’s, 30 S. Sheridan,Wednesday evening as officers look for evidence following a shooting around 9:30 p.m. A man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the jaw is considered the suspect in an attempted robbery, according to police. No arrests have been made but two guns were recovered.

Police say robbery suspect shot in jaw

Lawton police say the man shot in the jaw at a fast food restaurant Wednesday night was committing a robbery, but received the wound in return.

Police Lt. Will Grimes said the shooting victim has not been identified. The man remains at an Oklahoma City hospital, to which he was flown after initial treatment at a Lawton hospital.

The shooting was the result of a robbery, Grimes said.

"We have talked to those involved and no one is in custody at this time," Grimes said. "The person shot would be the suspect on the robbery report."

Police and medical responders were called to McDonald's, 30 S. Sheridan, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on the report of a man suffering a gunshot wound who was conscious and awake. According to the police report, the injured man was covered "with blood all over him" and told police, "I need help."

Incident aftermath on cell phone

Witnesses told police the incident happened in the restaurant's parking lot and originally involved three people. The injured man is alleged to have tried to rob one person and the third person shot him in the jaw. Cellphone video of the aftermath of the incident posted online showed two people retreating into the restaurant and locking the door, followed by the injured man attempting to get inside.

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