Nebraska Sonic Drive-In Shooting Leaves 2 Dead and 2 Injured


Authorities said two people were killed and two others were injured in a shootout at the Nebraska Sonic Drive-In on Saturday night.

Officers with the Bellevue Police Department were called to the restaurant at about 9:23 a.m. about a possible bomb inside a moving truck in a parking lot, about nine miles from Omaha, Neb. The police said.

The bomb squad was dispatched, Lt. Andy Jasinske of the Bellevue Police Department said at a press conference.

He said there was a truck in the restaurant’s parking lot “and maybe some fireworks or some type of equipment”. “We’re still trying to find out,” he said.

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, 23, was quickly taken into custody, police said. He was charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In said the company was “shocked and saddened by what happened” and that the franchise owner was working with the executives.

The spokesperson said, “We owe our heartfelt condolences to the franchise owner and families and friends for being affected by this gruesome tragedy.”

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