Armed bystander kills man who opened fire in OKC restaurant

Armed bystander kills man who opened fire in OKC restaurant

Armed bystander kills man who opened fire in OKC restaurant

Oklahoma City police say Tilghman opened fire inside a local restaurant late Thursday, shooting and wounding a woman and two girls.

A suspect opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday evening, before an armed citizen put an end to the assault by shooting back and killing the perpetrator. The suspected shooter was confronted outside the restaurant by a bystander with a pistol, Oklahoma City police said. At least two victims were reportedly hospitalized, and were expected to survive.

The dead suspect's identity also was not immediately known, Matthews said. Investigators are working to identify the suspect and his motive.

In a new message Friday morning, the Oklahoma City Police Department announced that the three individuals who were injured in the restaurant are "in good condition".

The shooting occurred at Louie's Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m.

Roy Benton, a witness who was dining at Louie's when the shooting unfolded, told The Oklahoman the shooter was wearing ear and eye protection as if he was at a gun range.

Tilghman was then shot dead outside the restaurant by two citizens identified by police as Carlos Nazario and Bryan Wittle.

A man suffered a broken arm while trying to escape, AP reported.

Mathews said police did not have any recent contact or reports about Tilghman, making his attack hard to predict.

He described the unidentified man as a "good Samaritan".

One person running from the restaurant fell and broke his arm, officers say.

"We are extremely thankful the situation didn't escalate further, and that injuries were not more widespread".

Mathews told The Washington Post that the shooting "appears to be a random act", but it remains under investigation.

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