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FOXNews.com – Gunman Kills Eight, Then Kills Himself, at Omaha Shopping Mall – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News


We are a little busy in Omaha today. 

19 year old leaves a suicide note stating he will be “going out in style.”  He had spent some time in jail recently for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 

Boots on the ground from inside the mall report it is “a mess.”  Seven dead inside the mall, two die at the trauma center.  Unknown age or sex.  Police call came in at 1:42pm.  First officers in at 6 minutes.  Sounds like a long time, however, with active shooter you have to wait for at least a few officers before making entry.

This guy did this just after Bush left.  He may have caught law enforcement taking a breath after the president’s visit.  Reality is there was probably a lot more law enforcement working then usual.  The visit of the President should not have had an impact on the response.  Police tend to take breaks or go eat after such a detail, however, dispatch should ensure enough officers stay put for calls and emergencies.

Update: 8 people dead.  The gunman is also dead from a self inflicted wound.  He does not count in my book.

Update: Robert Hawkins is our shooter.  Looks like a goth type judging from his picture.

Robert Hawkins

Update: Three floor crime scene as of 2100 hours.  Boots on the ground report the scene is a nightmare.  Most of the dead are on the second and third floor area of the the Von Maur store.  Suspects vehicle just towed from the scene after a controlled explosion by the bomb tech team to clear a suspicious item in the vehicle.  Media reports suspect sent a number of text messages before the shooting.  Once the incident occurred, these same students felt the suspect was probably the shooter.  Unknown what was the content of the text messages.

FOXNews.com – Gunman Kills Eight, Then Kills Himself, at Omaha Shopping Mall – Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

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