Restaurant employee shot during armed robbery

An employee at an Augusta fast food restaurant was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot in the leg during an armed robbery, police say.

About 8:20 p.m., two unknown black men entered the KFC restaurant near the intersection of Windsor Spring and Peach Orchard roads brandishing handguns and demanding money, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say one of the suspects shot one of the cashiers in the leg before fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.