Westroads Mall shooting

mass shooting in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

The Westroads Mall shooting was a mass shooting that happened on December 5, 2007, in a Von Maur department store at Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska. The gunman, nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins, killed eight people and wounded four, two of them critically. Hawkins later committed suicide.[1] It was the deadliest mass murder in Nebraska since the rampage of Charles Starkweather in 1958.[2]


  1. "Omaha Mall, Scene Of Mass Killing, Reopens". CBS News. 2007-12-08. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
  2. "Omaha's Deadliest Hour: 19-year-old man kills eight and himself at Westroads Mall". Omaha World Herald. 2007-12-05. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2007-12-05.