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Teenagers Charged In Westroads Shooting; Security Enhanced

Apr 20, 2021

Credit WOWT

Two teenagers have been charged in Saturday’s fatal shooting at a Nebraska shopping mall. One man was killed and a woman was wounded in the shooting at Westroads Mall in Omaha that prosecutors said was likely gang related. The shooting around midday Saturday sent shoppers fleeing from the mall. A judge ordered 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones to be held without bail after he was charged with first-degree murder, assault and two gun charges. His older brother, 18-year-old Brandon Woolridge-Jones, was charged as an accessory to the shooting, and his bail was set at $75,000. In 2007, a gunman killed eight people and himself inside Von Maur at the mall. The Westroads Mall is adding additional security in the aftermath of the deadly shooting.  Mall officials announced yesterday that they are adding a canine patrol, and several behind-the-scenes security measures are being enhanced.