Thursday, December 6, 2007

Merry eff'ing Xmas

I hope there is a Hell for this guy to rot in.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families, friends and loved ones.

Man Opens Fire at Omaha Mall, Killing 8

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms.

The young shooter, who left a note predicting, "Now I'll be famous," wounded five others, two critically, then took his own life.

Witnesses said the gunman sprayed fired down on shoppers from a third- floor balcony of the Von Maur store using what police said was an SKS assault rifle they found at the scene.
"My knees rocked. I didn't know what to do, so I just ran with everybody else," said Kevin Kleine, 29, who was shopping with her 4- year-old daughter at the Westroads Mall, in a prosperous neighborhood on the city's west side. She said she hid in a dressing room with four other shoppers and an employee.

Police found the first victim on the second floor, then several more near a customer service station on the third floor.

The shooter, identified by police as 20-year-old Robert A. Hawkins, was found dead on the third floor with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.