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Chief Warren Addresses Westroads Shooting

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Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren addresses the media about Wednesday's deadly Westroads Mall shooting. Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren addresses the media about Wednesday's deadly Westroads Mall shooting.
Hawkins was found dead next to an SKS assault rifle. Hawkins was found dead next to an SKS assault rifle.
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Omaha (KPTM) - Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren says that today's shooting was "done by one shooter, and one shooter only".

In a Wednesday night press conference, Chief Warren said that the first shooting victim was found shot to death on the second floor of Von Maur. Several victims were found shot to death in the customer service area of Von Maur on the third floor.

The shooter, 19 year-old Robert Hawkins, was found in the store with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Warren says Hawkins was found with a SKS Assault rifle.

Among the dead are 5 unidentified females, 3 unidentified males, and the suspect.

Police do not know which of the victims were store employees or customers.

Warren says the shooting does appear to random and without provocation.

Police were able to recover Hawkins' vehicle, a green Jeep Cherokee at the mall, which they searched.

They were able to ID the suspect at the scene because of a suicide note that was recovered and turned over to police.

 

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