A man who opened fire at a Sonic restaurant in Nebraska has smiled for his mugshot, hours after he killed two people and injured two others in the shooting.
Roberto Carlos Silva, 23, was taken into custody shortly after the incident occurred in the city of Bellevue at 9.20 pm on Saturday night.
The shooting came as police were responding to a report of a bomb located inside a U-Haul truck parked in the restaurant’s drive-thru.
The vehicle subsequently burst into flames, but police have not yet disclosed how the two incidents are connected.
According to The Omaha Herald, Silva had been arrested at the restaurant on Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft ‘after someone reported that a person had charged $57 on his Sonic app to pay for hamburgers and corn dogs.’
He was released on bail the following day.
It’s currently unclear if the shooting was part of a revenge plot against the restaurant.
Two people have been killed and two others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Sonic restaurant in Nebraska. A U-Haul burst into flames in the parking lot
The drive-thru of the Sonic restaurant is seen on Sunday morning following the vehicle explosion the previous night
The identities of those kill and injured have not been made public.
‘Two victims were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center,’ , Sgt. Andy Jashinske with Bellevue Police said in a statement on Sunday morning, without disclosing their condition.
‘Two additional victims were determined to be deceased on the scene. The victims will be identified after the completion of appropriate family notifications.’
In a media briefing early Sunday morning, Sgt. Jashinske said the bomb squad had been called in to check the scene for potential devices following the vehicle fire.
‘There was a truck with some fireworks or some type of device,’ he explained.
After the initial report of a bomb inside the U-Haul, a heavy police presence descended upon the scene.
After the shooting, more cops were called in for back-up.
A SWAT team swooped in as more then 20 law enforcement vehicles reportedly responded along with six ambulances.
A law enforcement officer dusts for fingerprints inside the Sonic restaurant
A video showed a huge fire outside the restaurant in Nebraska
Police vehicles were seen outside the Sonic restaurant on Saturday night