Suspect dead, others injured after shooting at Oklahoma City restaurant

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A man opened fire Thursday in an Oklahoma restaurant, leaving at least three people injured, before he was fatally shot by a pair of armed citizens, police said.

Oklahoma City Police on Friday identified the attacker as 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman, who fired a handgun into Louie's On The Lake Thursday.

Police Captain Bo Mathews told reporters the shooting started when the suspect, a man, walked into the busy restaurant and began firing at around 6:30 p.m. CT.

Authorities have not identified the injured customers but local media reported the gunman shot mother-of-two Natalie Will and her daughter Niah, 12.

All victims are expected to survive. "He was wearing ear protection and eye protection that you would have at a shooting range".

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"I believe the firearms laws we now have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal, and serve to reassure our citizens that people who are carrying handguns in this state are qualified to do so", she said in a statement explaining her veto.

Will says his daughter was grazed by a bullet, and his granddaughter shot.

"I just did what needed to be done to stop the threat".

Whittle's family told ABC News that he served in Afghanistan and has been in the National Guard for nearly 20 years. "A lot of people would have done the same given the situation".

Detectives spent hours interviewing more than 100 witnesses who were inside or near the restaurant during the time of the shooting. "He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen", the Oklahoma City Police Department wrote on Twitter. Mathews said officers have no idea whether the gunman had a larger plan. Bo Mathews said investigators were trying to determine a motive behind the Thursday attack that wounded four people. He said police were unaware of any history of documented mental illness.

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