OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The National Rifle Association is hailing the two armed citizens who took out a shooter at a restaurant in Oklahoma City as “another example of how the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” as police continued Friday to search for a motive in the “random” attack.

Oklahoma City Police on Friday identified the attacker as Alexander Tilghman, 28. They say he fired a handgun into Louie’s On The Lake Thursday. In doing so, he struck a 39-year-old woman and two young girls before being confronted and killed by two bystanders outside who were able to make it to their vehicles amid the chaos to retrieve their guns, reported Fox News.

“An #ArmedCitizen saved multiple lives last night in #OKC,” the NRA posted Friday on Twitter. “We hope this serves as a wake-up call for @GovMaryFallin, who just two weeks ago vetoed a constitutional carry bill. Just another example of how the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. #2A”

Police Capt. Bo Matthews told reporters that “we are very blessed that only three people were shot and didn’t lose their lives.”

In addition to the woman and girls who were wounded, police said a man also broke his arm while trying to flee the scene. Nevertheless, all four were reported to be in good condition as of Friday afternoon.

Matthews said police arrested Tilghman as a juvenile in 2003 during a domestic assault and battery case. However, they have had no interactions with him since then.

“At this point, it doesn’t look like he knew anybody at the restaurant, he didn’t work at the restaurant, and he actually was shooting from outside of the door into the restaurant so it looks like to me it would be a random event,” Matthews said.

He added that Tilghman was wearing ear protection, like those used to muffle the sound of gunfire at a shooting range, when he showed up at the restaurant late Thursday.

“It looks like his mind was made up that he was going to discharge his firearm once he got there,” Matthews said.

On Friday, police followed up by searching Tilghman’s home for clues that might reveal the motive behind the attack.

The two heroes who confronted and shot Tilghman were identified by police as Juan Carlos Nazario, 35, and Bryan Wittle, 39.

Matthews said both of the men were very cooperative with police during interviews after the shooting Thursday.

“It doesn’t matter who you are when you take the life of somebody else, even when you are protecting somebody else’s life – this can be a very traumatic event,” he said.

Matthews does not believe actions of the armed citizens will result in charges against them.