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There are 5 injured and 2 that were in critical condition.
Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren said the five female and three male victims ranged in age from 24-66 and comprised six Von Maur employees and two customers.
Police chief Thomas Warren stated that the shooter entered the bstore twice, the second time with AK-47.
Police identified the gunman as 19 year old Robert A. Hawkins of Bellevue, Nebraska. "He basically said how sorry he was for everything," his landlord, Debora Maruca Kovac said of the note.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected.
December 5th 2006 Report:
It has been reported by CNN that customers were gunned down today around 2:00pm cst in a Von Maur store located in Omaha, Nebraska. There are still 3 people in critical condition.
Shoppers described scenes of horror as they fled the mall.
"I was standing around getting ready to go back to work and all of a sudden I heard this bang, bang, bang — it sounded like someone shooting fireworks," a witness told CNN affiliate KETV. "I ran to get away from whatever was happening."
"We heard about 35, 40 shots, and on our way our we did see someone down by the escalator, bleeding," Jennifer Cramer told KETV.