Two individuals had been killed and two others injured in a capturing on Saturday evening at a Sonic Drive-In in Nebraska, the authorities mentioned.
Officers from the Bellevue Police Department had been referred to as to the restaurant, about 9 miles from Omaha, at roughly 9:23 p.m., a few potential bomb inside a transferring truck within the car parking zone, the police mentioned.
The bomb squad was dispatched, Lt. Andy Jashinske of the Bellevue Police Department mentioned at a information convention.
He mentioned there was a truck “and maybe some fireworks or some type of device in it” within the restaurant’s car parking zone. “We are still trying to figure this out,” he mentioned. Videos on Twitter present a fireplace within the car parking zone.
A minute later, the decision was up to date to contain a capturing. Officers discovered 4 individuals with gunshot wounds, the police mentioned. Two individuals had been transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and two others had been declared useless on the scene.
Details on the identities, ages and circumstances of the victims weren’t offered by the police.
A suspect, Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, was shortly taken into custody, the police mentioned. He was charged with first-degree homicide and first-degree arson and was being held on the Sarpy County Jail.
On Wednesday evening, officers responded to the identical Sonic Drive-In to research a case of identification theft by which Mr. Silva had used the Sonic app to order meals from the restaurant, the police mentioned on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Silva was charged with identification theft beneath $500. Additional particulars about that episode weren’t instantly accessible.
The police mentioned that Mr. Silva possessed three firearms on the time he was arrested on Wednesday and that every one of them had been logged in as proof.
In an announcement, a Sonic Drive-In spokesman mentioned the corporate was “stunned and saddened by what occurred” and that the franchise proprietor was working with the authorities.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the franchise owner and the families and friends impacted by this horrific tragedy,” the spokesman mentioned.