8 killed as man opens fire in Omaha mall before committing suicide

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 sent holiday shoppers running and screaming through an Omaha mall. Five more people were wounded, two critically. Witnesses said the gunman fired down on shoppers from a third-floor balcony of the Von Maur store. The gunman was found dead on the third floor with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his victims were discovered on the second and third floors, police said.