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Thieves on the run after robbery, shooting at Sonic

HOUSTON – One person is in the hospital after a robbery and shooting at an east Houston fast food restaurant. The armed thieves are on the run, according to police.

Customers at a Sonic drive-in on Federal Road were targets of a violent robbery Wednesday night.

Houston police said two people were in a minivan at the Sonic when two or three thieves robbed the pair at gunpoint.

One of the robbers opened fire and shot the car and one of the occupants man in the leg, police said.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The thieves ran to a getaway vehicle and drove off.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Houston police at 713-773-7000.