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Death:The False Illusion of Glamour

Official: Shooter Identified In Omaha Mall Shooting

Last Edited: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2007, 7:06 PM CST
Created: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2007, 4:10 PM CST

OSKAR GARCIA
Associated Press Writer

OMAHA, Neb. — A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically.

The gunman left a suicide note that was found at his home by his mother, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak. TV station KETV reported that the note said he wanted to “go out in style.”

(Full Report)

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2 Responses to “Death:The False Illusion of Glamour”

  1. Things like this always grab your attention even more when you know the locale. I used to live in Omaha (many years ago) and used to shop at Westroads Mall. Omaha is bigger than any town in South Dakota, but still not what you’d truly consider “big city.” You just don’t think about this kind of crazy stuff happening somewhere like that.

    God, comfort all those who’ve been hurt and lost loved ones from this home-grown evil.

  2. I, too, ask God to comfort all you mentioned! I do, though, also wonder why the headlines remain about this boy and not the seven year old girl that moved between the shooter and her mom? A little girl that took six bullets in an effort to keep her mom safe! Why isn’t she still in the headlines?