Authorities said two people were killed and two others were injured in a shootout Saturday night at the Sonic Drive-In in Nebraska.
Officers with the Bellevue Police Department were called to the restaurant, about nine miles from Omaha, about 9:23 a.m., about a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot, The police said.
Bomb disposal squad dispatched, Lt. Andy Jasinske of Bellevue Police Department said News conference.
He said there was a truck in the restaurant’s parking lot “and maybe some fireworks or some type of equipment”. “We are still trying to find out,” he said. Video on twitter Show a fire in the parking lot.
A minute later, the call was updated to include the shooting. Authorities found four people with gunshot wounds, police said. Two people were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center and two others were pronounced dead at the scene.
Details on the identity, age and conditions of the victims were not provided by the police.
One suspect, Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, was quickly taken into custody, police said. He was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson and held in the Serpi County Jail.
Wednesday night, officers responded to the same Sonic drive-in investigating a case of identity theft in which Mr. Silva used the Sonic app to order food from the restaurant. Police said Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Silva was charged with identity theft under $ 500. Additional details about that episode were not immediately available.
Police said Mr Silva had three firearms at the time and they were all logged in as evidence.
In a statement, a Sonic Drive-In spokesman said the company was “shocked and saddened by what happened” and that the franchise owner was working with the executives.
“Our heartfelt condolences to the franchise owner and to the families and friends affected by this gruesome tragedy,” the spokesman said.