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Child custody exchange leads to shooting at McDonald’s in Randleman

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RANDLEMAN, N.C. — A man was injured after being shot during a child custody exchange at a McDonald’s in Randleman Sunday afternoon.

In a report released by Randleman Police Tuesday, the incident took place around 4:47 p.m. when two families met to exchange a 7-year-old girl.

The grandfather, David Michael Laughlin of Cedar Falls, was in a vehicle with the child’s father, Michael Laughlin of Asheboro, when they met up with the child’s mother, Jacqueline Renee Jennings, and the stepfather, Kyle Martin Jennings, both of High Point.

Police say an argument started between the grandfather and Jennings. The grandfather reportedly got out of the car and hit Jennings in the face while he was sitting in his own vehicle.

Jennings then pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired one shot, striking the grandfather in the wrist, police say. David Laughlin was transported to the hospital and has since been released.

David Laughlin was charged with simple assault.

Kyle Jennings was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.