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Restaurant employee shot in Habersham County
Employee expected to survive; gunman still at large
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No arrests have been made in the shooting of a Cornelia pizza restaurant employee during an armed robbery Thursday night.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Mike Ayers said the female employee, whose name has not been released, was in serious condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, but was expected to survive the shooting.

Ayers said the woman was exiting the rear of the Little Caesar’s restaurant on U.S. 441 in Cornelia about 10 p.m. Thursday when she was accosted by a white or Hispanic male wearing a blue bandana over his face and a black hat. A struggle ensued and the woman was shot once, Ayers said. He would not say where she was shot.

A manager who returned to the store around the time of the shooting discovered the wounded employee. She was airlifted to Grady.

The gunman was last seen running from the restaurant.

The GBI, Cornelia Police Department and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.