i had a tough day at work today (yesterday now).
yesterday afternoon, a 19 year-old man opened fire on a mall in omaha and killed nine people, including himself.
i'm a photographer for the paper in lincoln (a city just down the road from omaha), and i was sent to cover the event.
i'm from omaha.
i called and emailed family and friends to make sure they weren't shopping this afternoon. i haven't heard back from everyone, but i'm fairly confident that all my loved ones are safe.
i grew up in this city. i always felt safe.
it's scary. everyone always says they never expect these kinds of things to happen in their town.
not in my town. i know i've said that.
but yesterday it did.
please remember the families who lost someone in this tragedy. if you're religious, say a prayer. if you're not, please take a moment to reflect. then be sure to kiss your mom, daughter, son, father, husband, wife. . .
for more information, please visit my newspaper's webpage.