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Police looking for suspects after assault at the Cookout drive thru in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. - Police say that they are looking for suspects after an assault happened at the Cookout in Salisbury on Saturday morning.

According to Salisbury Police, at 2:00 AM on Saturday morning, officers received a call to respond to the Cookout restaurant on South Salisbury Boulevard for the report of a large crowd and a large fight.

When officers got to the scene, there were 150 people outside and 150 people inside. All of the people were reportedly acting disorderly. Three people were injured with serious facial injuries. There was a fourth victim who was uninjured in the incident. The victims were reportedly seated in a vehicle while they waited in a long line at the drive thru.

That's when for unknown reasons, police say, seven suspects approached the vehicle and began jumping on it and damaging it. When the victims left the car, they approached the suspects and the victims were assaulted. One of the suspects reportedly had a video camera and was taping the whole fight.

Police say that the victims got away and that's when 911 was called. A 20-year-old male victim was originally taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center but he was transferred to Shock Trauma, where he was released the same day.

A 23-year-old male victim was taken to P.R.M.C and later George Washington University Hospital. A 20-year-old male victim was treated at P.R.M.C. The suspects were described as six feet tall and men with white shirts. Witnesses say that the suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a copper colored car.

Police have been searching for video footage since the incident and they are in the process of subpoenaing surveillance footage. Police say that if they find that the surveillance video includes evidence, then they will release it to the public on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salisbury Police at 410-548-3165 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.


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