Sister speaks out after brother is shot in family restaurant

By Brian Entin - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Police are still investigating a shooting at a popular east side restaurant.

It happened Saturday night at MaRandy's restaurant on the corner of Skidaway and Eisenhower.

Police say the manager, Michael Grant, shot the cook John Cornish. Cornish is also the owner's son.

"No one saw this coming. We are all surprised and shocked," the victim's sister Florence Cornish said.

Florence Cornish lives in Virginia and said she heard about the shooting through a text message.

"When I called the restaurant it was in an uproar so I immediately got on the road so I could be with my family," Cornish said.

MaRandy's is a family owned and operated restaurant that caters to many regulars.

Florence Cornish said her brother is in intensive care and has not yet spoken. "He has a severe bladder injury, which is the most critical of all his injuries. His hand and his wrist are both broken. His legs are severely damaged. But the doctor's biggest concern is the bladder," Cornish said.

She says doctors are waiting for her brother to stabilize so they can perform surgery. His family says it could have been much worse.

"There was a customer in the restaurant at the time and he stopped some of it. He couldn't stop it all. But he stopped some of it and we are thankful to him," Cornish said.

The Cornish family also said they would like to thank the community for all their support during this difficult time.

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