Armed civilian shoots, kills gunman at Oklahoma restaurant

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City at Louie’s restaurant May 24

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City at Louie’s restaurant May 24

Police have praised two armed bystanders after they shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on diners at a restaurant in the USA state of Oklahoma. According to police, a bystander with a pistol fatally shot the suspect. Two of those shot are at the hospital undergoing surgery, police say.

Ron "Spinozi" Benton, 54, an Oklahoma City radio show host on WWLS, was at Louie's on Thursday night sitting at the bar when he heard popping sounds and saw a crowd of people take cover and head for the exits.

Two other people were injured as they tried to flee the scene, and only suffered minor injuries.

The shooter's motive is not known and his identity has not been confirmed.

"He was just a 20-something-year-old kid", Benton said, "Didn't look very old". They were like, 'Stop! stop! stop!

Tilghman was licensed as an armed security guard, which authorized him to carry a firearm, said Gerald Konkler, general counsel for the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.

Witnesses said the shooter walked into the restaurant and began shooting, injuring four people. "Put it down! Put it down!' and they wound up exchanging fire", Benton told KFOR.

Morgan said a group of Good Samaritans immediately rushed to take care of the victims before paramedics arrived.

"The students, arguably, they're anxious about their friends but they're also excited that their friends are expected to recover", said Shannon Rigsby, public information officer for Mustang Public Schools.

CBS News reports an adult woman and a female juvenile were shot. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are on the scene to investigate with Oklahoma City police.

The gunman was killed in the vehicle park of Louie's On The Lake after the shooting which left four people injured. The two were celebrating a birthday, CNN affiliate KOCO reported.

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