Man shoots 4 people, self at fast food restaurant
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A man carrying two guns walked inside a Southern California fast food restaurantand shot four people who were eating lunch together, killing two — including an 8-year-old boy — before turning the gun on himself, police said Saturday.
The 56-year-old man arrived at the Del Taco restaurant in San Bernardino on a bike at about 1 p.m., walked over to a table and shot a man, a 29-year-old woman, her 5-year-old son and her 8-year-old son, San Bernardino police Lt. Jarrod Burguan said.
The man eating with the group was declared dead at the restaurant and the 8-year-old was declared dead at a hospital, San Bernardino Fire Department spokesman Steve Tracey said.
The woman, the 5-year-old boy and the gunman were hospitalized in critical condition, Tracey said. The names of the victims and the shooter weren't released and the relationships of the dead man and the gunman to the victims wasn't immediately clear.
Police said several other people were in the restaurant, but the gunman clearly walked in seeking the four victims.
Owners of nearby businesses said horrified patrons streamed out of the restaurant after the shots were fired.
"I saw some people yelling and all of a sudden I heard 'boom, boom, boom, boom'," Jorge Garcia, who works at a recycling trailer in the same parking lot as the restaurant, told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. "I saw two employees run out of the employee door and then I saw 8 or 10 people run out of the restaurant and across the street."