Chuck E. Cheese shooting: 3 deadly incidents at pizza chain’s restaurants
A shooting was reported at a Chuck E. Cheese in Brandon, Florida
This is not the first incident of violence at a Chuck E. Cheese joint
Chuck E. Cheese pizza chain was founded in 1977
A shooting was reported at a Chuck E. Cheese in Brandon, Florida, the Internet says. Not much information is available about the shooting incident right away, but Twitter has been complaining about how unsafe kids are in an environment where guns are pulled at a child-friendly pizza joint. Over the years, Chuck E. Cheese outlets have been sites of several episodes of violence, the biggest in 1993 when four people died. Here’s a list of violent episodes at Chuck E. Cheese joints.
Aurora, Colorado in 1993
Four people were shot dead and a fifth person was injured after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a Chuck E. Cheese in Aurora, Colorado. Nathan Dunlap, a former employee who was outraged over being sacked, entered the restaurant and shot five employees, four of whom died. He fled the scene with stolen cash and other restaurant belongings, but was eventually arrested and convicted.
Humble, Texas in 2022
A man walking towards a Chuck E. Cheese in Texas to celebrate his six-year-old daughter’s birthday was shot dead at the restaurant’s parking lot. The man was holding his daughter’s birthday cake when he was shot. He managed to walk into the restaurant where he announced to his wife that he had been shot. He died later.
Indianapolis in 2022
The shooting at Indianapolis Chuck E. Cheese was another infamous shooting in the US in a year where massacre after massacre has grabbed headlines. It was a Sunday afternoon when parents and children sitting at a Chuck E. Cheese in Indianapolis heard gunshots. Everyone ducked on the floor. A few minutes later, when law enforcement arrived, it was found that the shooting had happened outside the restaurant on the southeast of the intersection of East Washington Street and Mitthoeffer Road.
All about Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese is a restaurant chain founded in 1977 by Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell was also a cofounder of Atari’s. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Chuck E. Cheese restaurants typically feature arcade games, amusement rides, character shows while serving pizza and other food.