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Omaha Police Searching for 3 People Of Interest in Connection To Mall Shooting

As the country slowly attempts to return to normalcy, shootings have been continuously popping up at a steady rate. Just yesterday, Saturday April,17th, there was a shooting at a Nebraska mall leaving one man dead and a woman injured. Omaha police have released a security camera image featuring three “people of interest” in the shooting.



Authorities are continuing to search for suspects involved in the Westroads Mall shooting in Omaha Nebraska, which took place solely outside a JcPenney. While the incident was not considered to be an active shooter situation, the isolated shooting injured a woman, Ja’Keya Veland,who was luckily able to walk herself into a nearby hospital following the attack, but the event cost a man, Trequez Swift, who was struck his life, as he later died at the hospital.


As a safety precaution, shoppers were locked down indoors as mall officials waited on the police to arrive on the scene, they later announced that the mall was closed for the remainder of the day. With the University of Nebraska only about a mile away from the campus, the schools Public Safety Department stated there was a notice released to students to keep away from the location.


Just last month, an Omaha police officer was shot and injured at the same JcPenney after responding to a shoplifting report. "It’s a coincidence that two incidents have happened so closely together," police Lt. Neal Bonacci said Saturday. "Omaha is a very safe place."



Omaha police have released a security camera image featuring three “people of interest” in the shooting. The POIs’ left could be seen leaving the mall shortly after the shooting.