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Week 362
December 5, 2007
Editor's Note:

Today’s active shooter incident in Omaha underscores the tragic truth that these incidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Be sure that you’re trained and ready to respond appropriately should an incident erupt in your area of patrol.

PoliceOne has compiled numerous articles on active shooter response preparedness from top experts that will be helpful to you and your agency. Be sure to visit the PoliceOne active shooter section and review them.


— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor
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Gunman kills 8, injures 5 in Neb. mall shooting



An Omaha officer stands outside the busy Westroads mall after a gunman opened fire inside, killing 8 people and wounding 5 more. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. — A man with a rifle opened fire at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life, in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically.

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