BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA — A man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed two people and injured two others at a Sonic restaurant in Nebraska. A motive for the attack has not been mentioned.
At approximately 9:23 p.m. police in Bellevue, Nebraska, received a call about reports of a possible bomb inside a moving truck in the parking lot of a Sonic Drive-In, according to local authorities.
In a statement released by the Bellevue Police Department, numerous officers immediately responded to the scene of the incident, which was then updated at 9:24 p.m. to a shooting, with the first officers arriving only two minutes later at 9:26 p.m. to discover four victims with gunshot wounds.via newsbreak.com
“Two victims were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center,” the Bellevue Police Department said in a statement posted to social media. “Two additional victims were determined to be deceased on the scene. The victims will be identified after the completion of appropriate family notifications.”
See the attached press release regarding a multiple homicide at Sonic in Bellevue. A suspect is in custody. pic.twitter.com/TXbmNutHP7— BPD Lt. Jashinske (@Lt_Jashinske) November 22, 2020
The 23-year-old suspect was taken into custody shortly after police arrived to the scene.
There is no word on the condition of the two people who were injured.
One news source revealed that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after being accused of buying $57 worth of food at the restaurant using someone else’s Sonic app account.
Could the attack have been related to this arrest earlier in the week? I’m not going to speculate, but I can say for certain that evil people walk among us, and it’s more important than ever to take steps to protect ourselves from them.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.