It started something like this:
— Robert Moose (@RobertMoose) May 25, 2018
There has been a shooting at #LouiesLakeside at #LakeHefner. The shooter has been taken into custody by @OKCPD. We are working with first responders to protect customers and employees at all locations and investigate more details.
— Hal Smith Restaurants (@HalSmithRG) May 25, 2018
Zach Nash of the city’s public-information office passed this around:
There is no longer an active threat following a shooting this evening near Lake Hefner. Avoid the area of Britton Road and the Lake Hefner Parkway.
A family reunification center has been opened at the Lighthouse Center, 3333 W Hefner Road.
The media will be briefed as soon as possible at a news conference to be held on the east side of the freeway near Britton Road.
The only confirmed fatality is the suspect. He was apparently shot to death by an armed citizen. Three citizens were injured, two of whom were shot. A large number of witnesses are detained.
Um, thank you, good guy with a gun. (Who, says a local news guy, had a concealed-carry permit.)
Update: CNN’s take on the story.
Updae again: They’re saying the two victims — there may be a third — were females, which somehow makes this look just a tad less random.
Further update: An Oklahoman reporter tweeted this Friday:
Alexander Tilghman, who shot three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant last night, was licensed to work as an armed security guard by the State of Oklahoma, despite an online presence that shows he believed he was facing demonic and satanic attacks. https://t.co/97q7hdsT26
— Justin Wingerter (@JustinWingerter) May 25, 2018
Sounds like some legislators in this state.
The Gayly interviewed Tilghman back in January. Guy was a total nutbag.