Nebraska State Patrol says 3 adults, 3 children hurt in shooting; suspect is dead
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Nebraska State Patrol says 3 adults, 3 children hurt in shooting; suspect is dead

A shooting in Crete, Nebraska, left six people injured and the suspect dead on Friday evening.Nebraska State Patrol said multiple reports were called in about the shooting around 4:30 p.m. After law enforcement arrived at the residence, they found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds.Three of the victims were children, and three were adults. The six victims all suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police said shots were heard from the residence across the street, and officers breached the home, finding the suspect suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Saturday, Nebraska State Patrol identified the suspect.Billy Booth, 74, fired shots from inside his home at neighbors.NSP said there were about 15 people inside and outside of the residence, and most of the victims were outside when they were shot.Some of the victims have been treated and released. One is being treated in Lincoln, and two are being treated at Children’s Nebraska in Omaha.After getting help for the victims, law enforcement was able to establish a perimeter and find the barricaded suspect.They entered the home, finding Booth with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a shotgun nearby.NSP said they don’t believe there was verbal contact in the moments leading up to the shooting, but the Booth and the family had a prior history.Crete Police Department said the prior history included improper parking, nuisances, and a single report from the victim that the suspect had told them to go back to where they came from and to speak English.Police said the family decided not to take the matter further, and the situation had been resolved.On Saturday, sister station KETV talked with Mark Martinez.He’s a retired U.S. Marshall, Omaha police deputy chief and a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.He spoke about the political rhetoric surrounding the southern border and immigrants.”It adds fuel to the fire. Individuals with that sort of hatred inside of them, hearing that kind of rhetoric, yeah, it doesn’t do anybody any good right,” Martinez said.He also wants Nebraska law enforcement to build trust with minority communities year-round, not just when something bad happens.”Trust us to a certain level, trust us to come and seek out help, trust us to be a witness to a crime. Everybody wins,” he said.

A shooting in Crete, Nebraska, left six people injured and the suspect dead on Friday evening.

Nebraska State Patrol said multiple reports were called in about the shooting around 4:30 p.m.

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After law enforcement arrived at the residence, they found the victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

Three of the victims were children, and three were adults. The six victims all suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said shots were heard from the residence across the street, and officers breached the home, finding the suspect suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Saturday, Nebraska State Patrol identified the suspect.

Billy Booth, 74, fired shots from inside his home at neighbors.

NSP said there were about 15 people inside and outside of the residence, and most of the victims were outside when they were shot.

Some of the victims have been treated and released. One is being treated in Lincoln, and two are being treated at Children’s Nebraska in Omaha.

After getting help for the victims, law enforcement was able to establish a perimeter and find the barricaded suspect.

They entered the home, finding Booth with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a shotgun nearby.

NSP said they don’t believe there was verbal contact in the moments leading up to the shooting, but the Booth and the family had a prior history.

Crete Police Department said the prior history included improper parking, nuisances, and a single report from the victim that the suspect had told them to go back to where they came from and to speak English.

Police said the family decided not to take the matter further, and the situation had been resolved.

On Saturday, sister station KETV talked with Mark Martinez.

He’s a retired U.S. Marshall, Omaha police deputy chief and a member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

He spoke about the political rhetoric surrounding the southern border and immigrants.

“It adds fuel to the fire. Individuals with that sort of hatred inside of them, hearing that kind of rhetoric, yeah, it doesn’t do anybody any good right,” Martinez said.

He also wants Nebraska law enforcement to build trust with minority communities year-round, not just when something bad happens.

“Trust us to a certain level, trust us to come and seek out help, trust us to be a witness to a crime. Everybody wins,” he said.

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