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9 killed in Omaha mall shooting

A 19-year-old man shot and killed eight people and himself in an Omaha mall Wednesday. Five other people were injured.

The shooter, Robert Hawkins, was a troubled man who was living with a friend's family after being kicked out of his home, the AP as printed in the Washington Post said. He had recently been fired from his job at McDonald's and broken up with his girlfriend.

Hawkins entered the Von Maur department store with an assault rifle and began shooting employees and customers, the New York Times reported. Witnesses described a scene of panic.

The New York Times spent more time on what the witnesses had to say, while the AP talked more about the shooter's background.