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Omaha police fatally shoot armed man in Target store


February 1, 2023

Chris Machian, Omaha World-Herald via AP

A U.S. Marshal is pictured on the scene of a reported shooting at a Target store in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

OMAHA, Neb. - A man with an AR-15-style rifle and "plenty of ammunition" opened fire inside a Target store in Omaha, sending panicked shoppers and employees scrambling for safety before he was fatally shot by police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police said the white man in his 30s fired multiple rounds as he entered the store, but it wasn't immediately known if he fired at anyone. No other injuries were reported. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said officers searched the store several times looking for victims "because there were some people hiding in there."

Target employee Lauren Murphy had just started her break and was in the store's front restroom when she heard the shots. She got a text telling her to either stay put or run - so she hid in a bathroom stall, lifting her feet off the ground, and began texting her family and friends to say she loved them. A child next to her was crying.


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