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Crazy Neighbor Shot 7 Members of a Hispanic Family in Nebraska; Authorities Say Incident Racially Motivated

Crazy Neighbor Shot 7 Members of a Hispanic Family in Nebraska; Authorities Say Incident Racially Motivated

According to authorities, a Nebraska man shot seven individuals, including four children. The victims, who are believed to be of Hispanic descent, were targeted by the assailant who had previously made derogatory comments, telling them to “go back to where they came from” and to “speak English.”

An unfortunate incident occurred in Crete, Nebraska, where a 74-year-old man, Billy Booth, fired shots at his neighbors before taking his own life. The Nebraska State Patrol reported that this tragic event took place just before 7 p.m. on Friday.

Approximately 15 individuals were present both inside and outside the residence, with the majority of the casualties occurring outside during the shooting incident. There were three adults, aged 22 to 43, and four children, aged 3 to 10, among the victims.

Several individuals have received medical care and have been discharged. One person is currently receiving treatment in Lincoln, while two others are being cared for at Children’s Nebraska in Omaha. All of the victims sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

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According to authorities, the victims are reported to be of Hispanic descent, as shared with NBC.

Upon the arrival of law enforcement, individuals with gunshot injuries were discovered outside the premises, while the perpetrator was located within his own residence. A shotgun was found in close proximity.

According to the police, there was no apparent disagreement before the shooting occurred. However, Booth and the family had a history of previous conflicts, such as disputes over parking and other minor issues. Additionally, someone reported that the suspect made offensive remarks, telling them to go back to where they came from and to speak English.

During a Saturday news briefing as reported by The Post, Crete Police Chief Gary Young Jr. addressed the concerns raised by residents in the neighborhood regarding driving behavior. The police have responded to several complaints since 2021, with a focus on addressing these issues.

“Not necessarily associated with the victims’ house, but cars driving too fast in the neighborhood, improper parking, nuisance properties, quality-of-life type issues,” Young said. “There was a single report from the victims that the suspect had flipped them off, told them to, ‘Go home’ or ‘back to where they came from,’ to ‘speak English.’”

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