Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

May 25, 2018, 22:27
Armed citizen kills shooter at Oklahoma City restaurant

A gunman who opened fire, sniper-style at an Oklahoma restaurant Thursday evening was confronted by two people who saw what was happening, got their guns and shot him dead, police said.

Will said he doesn't know if his daughter knew the shooter, but that he would like to thank the passer-by who authorities say shot and killed the gunman as he left the restaurant.

Oklahoma City Police on Friday identified the attacker as 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman, who fired a handgun into Louie's On The Lake Thursday.

In all, officials say there were four people who were injured as a result of the shooting.

Oklahoma Police later tweeted to say a fourth victim "has been identified" after suffering a minor injury.

Police responded to reports of multiple shootings at Louie's Bar and Grill near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, where they found the suspect dead outside the restaurant.

Mathews said an adult female and a juvenile female were taken to hospital for surgery after the shooting.

The gunman was killed in the vehicle park of Louie's On The Lake after the shooting which left four people injured. The shooter's motive is unknown and his identity is not yet confirmed.

"This is a blessing that it was stopped at this point, who knew when this guy was going to stop shooting people", Cpt.

Authorities say a citizen with a concealed carry permit shot and killed the suspect at the scene. Bo Mathews, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The mother and daughter were celebrating a birthday when they were injured, CNN affiliate KOCO reported. Both the gunman and the bystander who intervened used handguns in the shootings, Mathews said.

Police set up a family reunification center at the Lighthouse Center at 3333 West Hefner Road.

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