The Omaha mall where 19-year-old Robert Hawkins unleashed his killing spree re-opened for business today under tighter security, the AP reports. “I came in here and I was wondering how I would feel about it,” the mayor said, “but I feel fine.” The Von Maur store where Hawkins actually opened fire remains closed indefinitely.
Greeting shoppers, the mayor promised a safe mall for shoppers and help for retailers trying to recapture holiday momentum. “We have a lot of officers on duty, and they will be on duty all day long,” he said. While there is no schedule for reopening the Von Maur store, a company spokeswoman said it would be soon.