Yesterday, a 19 year old boy went into one of the busiest malls in Omaha Nebraska with an assault rifle, opened fire, and killed eight people and wounded five others. A random act of violence by a disturbed young man. Those are the headlines we read, but we live in the city where it happened. One of our staff members was in the Von Maur store at the time of the shooting. She and her daughter were on the 2nd floor shopping for shoes when they heard the pops from the gun. She heard the shell casings hit the tile floor. She hit the ground, got up, panicked and began to run thinking to herself that she was making herself a target.
The names of the deceased have not been released as of this post. It is a sad day for the City of Omaha and for all of its citizens to be struck by such a random act of violence.
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