Omaha, NE Westroads Mall
Cops Respond to Reported Shooting
… One Person Left Dead
4/17/2021 2:50 PM PT
2:50 PM PT — Omaha PD says the man who was transported with critical injuries has died, and that a woman later arrived at the hospital with gunshot injuries which she sustained during the shooting at Westroads. Police note this appears to be an isolated incident and not a random attack — the two suspects are still at large, having fled the scene after shots were fired.
A massive police presence has converged on a mall in Omaha, Nebraska — where another shooting just took place.
The details are scarce at this point, but one thing is clear … Omaha PD is telling the public to steer clear of the Westroads Mall, where a legion of police cruisers and ambulances have arrived. OPD says there are 2 suspects at large, and that cops are doing a sweep of the facility out of precaution. So far, one person has been transported in critical condition.
I’m at Westroads mall where there have been reports of a shooting. I will tweet updates as they become available. pic.twitter.com/UIxU69yjvK
— Jessica Wade (@Jess_Wade_OWH) April 17, 2021
Word of the shooting first started percolating on Twitter, where a local reporter said she saw people running for their lives … but stopped short of saying she heard any shots herself. Another person confirmed people were barreling out of the mall, but with no obvious signs of a shooting just yet. Still, it’s clear that one did, in fact, occur.
The mere fact officers were loading up semi-automatics in tactical gear and preparing for some type of gunfight indicates this might have been an active shooter situation at one point.
There has been a slew of shootings recently since restrictions have eased over the pandemic.
We’re trying to get more details on what led up to the latest incident — but haven’t been able to get through to anyone. OPD says a press release will be sent out soon detailing the narrative.
Originally Published — 11:28 AM PT