2 dead, including suspect, after shooting at sports bar

Two shot, killed in restaurant shooting in Arlington

- Arlington police say two people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting at a local restaurant Wednesday afternoon.

Officers from the Arlington Police Department responded to a 911 call of a shooting at Zona Caliente Sports Bar & Grill around 6:17 p.m. local time.

Christopher Cook says the two people have been shot and killed in this incident. He allegedly walked into Zona Caliente, began arguing with the manager - 37-year-old Cesar Perez - and then pulled out a gun and killed Perez.

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"This customer was armed with a handgun and engaged the shooter by firing his weapon towards the suspect, striking him", Arlington PD said in a statement.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The customer told police he had a concealed-carry license, WFAA reported.

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"He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", said Cook. During the verbal confrontation, the man shot and killed the employee.

A motive wasn't immediately clear, but police were interviewing dozens of potential witnesses that were inside as either customers or staff. They're also reviewing surveillance video at the sports bar.

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