Gunman at Oklahoma restaurant shot dead by bystander

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Two armed bystanders fatally shot a man who opened fire at an Oklahoma restaurant, police said Friday.

Police responded to reports of multiple shootings at Louie's Bar and Grill near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, where they found the suspect dead outside the restaurant.

In addition to the mother and daughter who were injured, a man broke his leg as he attempted to run out of the restaurant, and a fourth person suffered a minor injury, according to police.

A woman and a female juvenile were undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds but apparently "are going to survive", said Capt.

William La Jeunesse reported that 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman walked into the establishment and opened fire on a child's birthday party. Bo Matthews of Oklahoma City Police told KOCO. The identity of the civilian who stopped the gunman is not yet known. Bo Mathews, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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Police said four people were injured, two of them by gunfire.

Authorities also say Tilghman had no criminal record outside of a 2003 arrest for domestic assault and battery.

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Tilghman fired "from the outside of the door into the restaurant", Matthews said, adding "to me, it looks like a random event". All are in "good condition", according to the Oklahoma City police.

A woman who answered the phone at the home believed to belong to Tilghman's mother declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

He said: "They were able to shoot the suspect and put an end to a very unsafe situation".

The gunman turned to flee and was confronted by two armed men outside, Carlos Nazario, 35 and Bryan Wittle, 39.

Police set up a family reunification center at the Lighthouse Center at 3333 West Hefner Road.

Dennis Will, the father of Natalie Giles and the grandfather of Syniah, said he received a phone call from a relative about the shooting and thought it was a practical joke. Four people were killed in that shooting.

The teacher, Jason Seaman, used a basketball and some quick thinking to prevent a student shooter from inflicting far more harm than he could have.

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