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Nebraska: Westroads Mall Shooting
Nebraska: Westroads Mall Shooting
Killed: 8 + Self; Injured: 4

Robert A. Hawkins (pictured), 19, killed eight people and himself at the Von Maur department store at the Westroads Mall in Omaha on December 5, 2007. Before the shooting, Hawkins left a suicide note at his home in which he proclaimed his desire to become famous and to take others' lives with him when he died. His mother brought the note to police, and, though they responded quickly, Hawkins was able to wreak immense havoc within six minutes. By the time police arrived, Hawkins had already committed suicide.
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