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Nebraska State Patrol identified the suspect who took their own life after shooting seven people in Crete on Friday.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.Six people were transported from the scene, and another victim came into the hospital later.NSP said, three of the victims were adults and four were children, ranging in age of three years old to 10 years old.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.Previous coverage: Nebraska State Patrol: 6 injured, including 3 children in shooting before suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot woundAfter getting victims help, 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 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, KETV NewsWatch 7 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.Click here for the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7

Nebraska State Patrol identified the suspect who took their own life after shooting seven people in Crete on Friday.

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.

Six people were transported from the scene, and another victim came into the hospital later.

NSP said, three of the victims were adults and four were children, ranging in age of three years old to 10 years old.

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.

Previous coverage: Nebraska State Patrol: 6 injured, including 3 children in shooting before suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

After getting victims help, 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 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, KETV NewsWatch 7 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.

Click here for the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7



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