UPDATED: Lancaster Police Investigating Deadly Shooting at Restaurant
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- Published: 15 April 2018 15 April 2018
Lancaster, TX - One man is dead and a woman is injured, following a shooting the parking lot of an IHOP along I-35 near Belt Line Road in Lancaster on Sunday afternoon.
Police responded to a shooting in progress just before 2 p.m. and found a man dead in the parking lot. A woman who was injured is expected to survive. The gunman left the scene, but later turned himself in to police in Duncanville.
Witnesses describe panic inside the restaurant when the shooting began outside.
"The gun sounded so loud, it was like it was echoing inside the restaurant as well," said Demontre Jones.
Jones and A.L. Owens say they were sitting in a booth near the front windows when they saw the gunman kill an employee.
"All of a sudden I heard a gunshot and as I looked out the window, I saw the young man as he was falling down," said Owens. "And the other guy pumping three more bullets into him."
Owens said a female employee in the parking lot was bleeding from the hand. People in the restaurant rushed for the back exit, unsure if the gunman would enter the building. The gunman left in a vehicle.
Police have not confirmed the names of the victims or the gunman. Friends of the victim who was killed tell NBC 5 he was an aspiring photographer and in his early 20s.
Police have not said what circumstances lead up to the shooting, citing an ongoing investigation. The department says the shooting is an "isolated incident".
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LANCASTER (CBSDFW.COM) – One person is dead and another injured after a shooting outside a restaurant in Lancaster Sunday afternoon. The suspect in the shooting turned himself in.
Police say officers responded to a shooting at an IHOP at 790 Interstate 35E at around 1:50 p.m. When they arrived, officers found two gunshot victims in front of the restaurant.
According to police, a male victim was pronounced dead at the scene while a female victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The male victim was identified by his adopted mother as Mylik Butcher. His mother said he was trying to help his friend out of an abusive relationship when the two were shot by the woman’s ex-boyfriend.
“This kid was actually just trying to diffuse the situation, so whatever level of anger that that gentleman had reached was definitely not worth the consequences he’s going to suffer,” said witness A.L. Owens.
The suspect in the shooting is in custody after he turned himself in to Duncanville police. Police say this was an isolated incident.
Investigation of the shooting is still ongoing.