Bystander shoots, kills Oklahoma restaurant shooter who injured 4 people


An armed citizen gunned down a shooter at an Oklahoma City restaurant on Thursday, killing him, police said. A bystander with a gun confronted the gunman and shot him as he left the venue, where dozens of people were eating dinner.

Fortunately, police say all of the victims from the shooting are expected to make a full recovery.

It was unclear Thursday night why the gunman opened fire in the restaurant.

"He was just a 20-something-year-old kid", Benton said, "Didn't look very old".

Dennis Will, of Hennessey, told reporters outside the hospital that the woman and girl who were shot are his daughter and granddaughter. Natalie Will was shot in one of her arms, and Niah in her tailbone.

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Capt. Bo Mathews speaks during a news conference at the Oklahoma City Police Department headquarters Friday

Oklahoma City Police Captain Bo Mathews said investigators were trying to determine a motive behind the attack that wounded four people. "OCPD asks that everyone avoid East Wharf tonight so that they can complete their investigation at the scene", Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted. "He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen", the Oklahoma City Police Department wrote on Twitter. Telephone and text messages seeking comment from the two men were not immediately returned.

Police confirmed a third female victim has minor injuries.

School officials say that although Friday is the last day for students, there will be counseling services available for students and staff members. Mary Fallin, who vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the requirement for people to have completed a firearms training course in order to carry guns in public.

In April, a restaurant patron wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee.

The gunman was killed in the vehicle park of Louie's On The Lake after the shooting which left four people injured.

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