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Gunman kills 2 in McDonald’s

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — A man shot and killed two people in a McDonald's restaurant and injured two others, police said Wednesday.

The gunman entered McDonald's just before midnight while three patrons were arguing with restaurant employees, said Col. Laszlo Garamvoelgyi, a police spokesman.

"He then went into the men's room and emerged with a gun and started shooting," Garamvoelgyi said on state-run television.

The gunman then walked outside, shot a 17-year old on the street and walked on. Police caught him a few blocks away. He was identified only as Zsolt B., 25.

Two people shot inside the restaurant died, while a third was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound in the head. The 17-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Such shootings are extremely unusual in Hungary, where gun control laws are strict and enforced.

"It was like something in America," Garamvoelgyi said.