A community in Oklahoma City is thanking an armed citizen for stopping a man who allegedly opened fire at a local restaurant.
A man who injured two people when he opened fire in an Oklahoma City restaurant Thursday night was shot dead by an armed bystander, police said.
"Right now, all I know is that it was just a good Samaritan that was there and looks like he took the right measures to be able to put an end to a bad, awful incident", Mathews said.
Police also say the gunman was wearing earplugs and glasses, however, it is unknown whether the glasses were for prescription purposes or protection.
Matthews says police "have no reason to believe this is a terrorist type of incident".
The motive for the shooting is under investigation and the gunman's identity has not been confirmed, police said.
"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.
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"It looked like his mind was made up that he was going to discharge his firearm once he got there", Mathews said during a Friday news conference.
"We just felt so fortunate that there was someone there who was able to stop it before more people were hurt or killed", witness Debbie Doggett said.
The two victims, both females, were taken to the hospital where they were recovering.
The suspected shooter was identified as Alexander Tilghman, 28. Four people were killed in that shooting.
The gunman opened fire inside a restaurant, Louie's Bar & Grill. "I would think more than likely they would not be filed on", Matthews said. "I got down behind a vehicle, and I don't know exactly how many shots were fired but there were a few", Benton said.