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Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; civilian kills gunman

Yahoo News

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Louie’s On The Lake, a restaurant on Lake Hefner.  

A woman and a female juvenile were undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds but apparently “are going to survive,” said Capt. Bo Matthews, a police spokesman. A man suffered a broken arm while trying to escape the shooting.

A family member told KOCO-TV that her daughter and 12-year-old granddaughter were shot while entering the restaurant for the girl’s birthday dinner. Authorities have not identified the injured patrons.

The dead suspect’s identity also was not immediately known, Matthews said.

“We have no reason to believe this is a terrorist type of incident,” Matthews said. The motive was unclear otherwise, and the investigation at the scene was expected to extend into the early morning hours as law enforcement personnel interview about 100 eyewitnesses, he said.

In April, a restaurant patron wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. Four people were killed in that shooting. Police have said there would have been far more casualties if it weren’t for the patron’s quick thinking.


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5 Responses to Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; civilian kills gunman

  1. Koyote says:

    Never leave home unarmed!!!!

  2. Bill in IL says:

    I, for one, am amazed this DGU story made it onto MSNBC and other MSM outlets! According to them, nobody ever uses a gun to fend off criminal attack.

  3. Jolly Roger says:

    “…..The motive was unclear otherwise,…..”

    Well then we don’t have much of a story, do we? For all I know the victims may have deserved to be shot.

    But…. it’s gun violence, so it just HAS to be in the news.

  4. StBernardnot says:

    We’re all “civilians” unless we’re in the military. Pigs included.

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