An armed citizen shot and killed a mass shooter at a restaurant in Oklahoma on Thursday after the gunman walked in and opened fire, hitting several people.
“A man walked into the Louie’s restaurant and opened fire with a gun. Two people were shot,” police said, CNN reported. “A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him.”
Oklahoma City Police tweeted: “ALERT: The only confirmed fatality is the suspect. He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen. Three citizens were injured, two of whom were shot. A large number of witnesses are detained. There is no indication of terrorism at this point.”
⚠️ ALERT: A family reunification center has been established at the Lighthouse Center located at 3333 W Hefner Rd.
— Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) May 25, 2018
“It’s a blessing this was stopped [when it was] who knew when this guy was going to stop shooting people,” Captain Bo Matthews told KOCO.
News 9 reported that homicide detectives are on scene and over 100 witnesses are being interviewed by investigators.
Oklahoma City Police also announced that they have set up a reunification center at a nearby location:
⚠️ ALERT: A family reunification center has been established at the Lighthouse Center located at 3333 W Hefner Rd. — Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) May 25, 2018