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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 December 2007, 09:43 GMT
In pictures: Nebraska shootings

Shocked women hug each other

A gunman has gone on the rampage in a shopping centre in Omaha, in the US state of Nebraska.

Von Maur store

The incident took place inside the Von Maur department store, which was reportedly packed with Christmas shoppers.

Wounded person being taken from mall

Eight people were killed and five wounded before the gunman turned the gun on himself, committing suicide.

Police man with gun

Police were first notified of the incident by a phone call from inside the Westroads Mall.

People emerge from container

As the firing broke out shoppers and staff took refuge where they could. This group hid inside a metal storage container.

Girls waiting outside mall

Many waited anxiously outside.

Boy being hugged by family

This little boy was separated from his mother in the panic as people fled, but was safely reunited with her later.

A candle light vigil at St John's Parish

A candle light vigil was later held at Omaha's St John's Parish. The red candles were placed for those killed in the shooting, while the blue candles represented the injured.

People comfort each other during a candle light vigil

People comforted each other during the service, praying for those who died in the attack.

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