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Official: Shooter May Have Targeted Neb. Workers

Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 12:53 PM

 

CRETE, Neb. (AP) — An official in Nebraska says three employees wounded in a shooting at a cold-storage warehouse don't appear to be random victims.

Saline County Attorney Tad Eickman told the Associated Press on Saturday that authorities are trying to determine why Akouch Kashoual shot those workers and not others gathered in the break room at the Americold Logistics plant in Crete.

The Omaha World-Herald first reported similar comments from Eickman.

Authorities say the 26-year-old Sudanese immigrant shot his three co-workers before killing himself Wednesday night.

Kashoual's brother, John Bol, has said his brother was "a good kid," and he thinks the motive for the shootings would be found by talking with his brother's co-workers.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

CRETE, Neb. (AP) — An official in Nebraska says at least two of the three employees wounded in a shooting this week at a cold-storage warehouse don't appear to be random victims.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that Saline County Attorney Tad Eickman says authorities believe some people were targeted. He also said the gun used was a 9 mm pistol and at least 15 shots were fired.

Authorities say 26-year-old Sudanese immigrant Akouch Kashoual shot his three co-workers before killing himself.

Kashoual's brother, John Bol, has said his brother was "a good kid," and he thinks the motive for the shootings would be found by talking with surviving workers.

Eickman said the most seriously injured victim, Elizabeth Canas, could not yet respond to questions.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com

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