Woman shoots into Belleville Taco Bell drive-thru window over order dispute

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) - A 19-year-old woman who was upset with a Taco Bell employee allegedly fired a gun through the drive-thru window in the Metro East Friday night.

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Amy S. Gale of Belleville has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm for the incident that took place at the restaurant at 760 Carlyle Avenue. It's located right across the street from Belleville Township East High School.

According to police, the Taco Bell employees were found by police hiding in the kitchen after responding to the scene around 9:30 p.m. The only injury reported was to one employee who suffered minor cuts from flying glass.

Witnesses tell police Gale was unhappy with her order and was arguing with an employee while at the drive-thru window. They say she pulled a gun and fired into the building, then drove around to the other side and continued firing shots into the restaurant.

The suspect was arrested at a home in the 2100 block of East Belle Avenue, after her and her vehicle were identified by witnesses, police say.

Gale's bail was set at $1 million and has a court appearance scheduled for this week, according to online court documents.

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