The manager of a Columbia Taco Bell is fighting for his life.
He was shot several times early Sunday morning after confronting two men outside the store.
Small groups of teens and young adults have been stopping by the Taco Bell on Minstrel Way all day after hearing what happened to the manager, whose name hasn't been released.
"He's always nice, always talks to people. Why someone would want to shoot him have no idea", Bria Wilson says.
Witnesses say the incident actually began at the Pizza Hut and spilled over into the parking lot of Taco Bell and the manager wound up right in the middle of it.
Police say the manager made it back inside after he was shot and two employees called 911. He was flown by helicopter to Baltimore's Shock Trauma where he's in critical condition.
"That's scary", Emily Boyd says. "We've lived here two years, and I've never heard of anything like this so close to home."
Howard County Police say they don't have a motive yet, but the investigation continues.
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