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King reflects on tragedy in Omaha

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Western Iowa Congressman Steve King joined with the House of Representatives this week to honor the victims and their families of the Omaha mall shooting spree that took place on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

"Tonight, the House honored the lives of the victims of the horrific events that took place in Omaha. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, the first responders on the scene, and also the family of the perpetrator."

"Nebraska, our neighbors across the river, and Western Iowa will forever carry a deep sorrow for the tragedy of these losses and the circumstances that led to this crime," King said.

The tragic event took only six minutes and claimed the lives of eight, including John McDonald, Council Bluffs, who was Christmas shopping with his wife when the shooting began. Four others were injured, one being Fred Wilson, a retired English Teacher of St. Albert's School in Council Bluffs and former resident of Shenandoah. The shooter killed himself before police arrived.

King Endorsement - Also this week, Congressman King held a press conference to announce his endorsement of the Fred Thompson presidential campaign.

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