Two employees of new Crown Heights wing restaurant Brooklyn Wing House are still at the hospital after a man opened fire inside over the weekend.
DNAinfo reports that an 18-year-old and 28-year-old staffer remain at the hospital as of Tuesday, though they’re in stable condition. Restaurant co-owner Andre Spaulding says they’re doing well.
The restaurant opened earlier this month at 1218 Union Street near Nostrand Avenue. Last Friday, a man targeted a 33-year-old man outside the restaurant around 7:30 p.m. and then followed the victim into the business. The victim ran toward the kitchen, and a ricochet of bullets ended up hitting the staffers.
Brooklyn Wing House closed for the weekend and reopened on Monday. It offers more than ten flavors of wings, including wacky flavors like a Ciroc-infused one and a Doritos-encrusted one. It’s a project between Spaulding, a Crown Heights native, and his friend David Spencer.
Its debut went somewhat viral online, with more than 14,000 retweets on Twitter for an announcement about the opening.
Spaulding noted that the restaurant did not know the gunman, who has not yet been arrested. “It was a customer issue,” he tells DNAinfo. “I don’t want people to think we’re that type of restaurant where you can’t feel safe.”