Two brothers were arrested in connection with a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday that left one dead and one injured.

The shooting occurred around noon near the J.C. Penney at Westroads.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, the shooting resulted in the death of Trequez Swift, 21, and the injury of Ja’Keya Veland, 22.

According to a press release from the Omaha Police Department, Swift was transported to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he later died from a gunshot wound.

“The investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and not a random attack,” the statement said.

The statement also said that the suspects fled the scene but were later apprehended and arrested by OPD.

Makhi Woolridge-Jones, 16, was arrested on the charge of first-degree murder. His brother, Brandon Wool[1]ridge-Jones, 18, was arrested for one count of accessory to a felony.

The attack was the second shooting at Westroads in recent months.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, on March 12 an OPD officer was shot at four times by a 21-year-old man accused of shoplifting at J.C. Penney.

In 2007, there was a mass shooting at the Von Maur at Westroads that left eight people dead.

Two brothers were arrested in connection with a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday that left one dead and one injured. The shooting occurred around noon near the J.C. Penney at Westroads. According to the Omaha World-Herald, the shooting resulted in the death of Trequez Swift, 21, and the injury of Ja’Keya Veland, 22. According to a press release from the Omaha Police Department, Swift was transported to Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy, where he later died from a gunshot wound. “The investigation indicates this was an isolated incident and not a random attack,” the statement said. The statement also said that the suspects fled the scene but were later apprehended and arrested by OPD. Makhi Woolridge-Jones, 16, was arrested on the charge of first-degree murder. His brother, Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, was arrested for one count of accessory to a felony. The attack was the second shooting at Westroads in recent months. According to the Omaha World-Herald, on March 12 an OPD officer was shot at four times by a 21-year-old man accused of shoplifting at J.C. Penney. In 2007, there was a mass shooting at the Von Maur at Westroads that left eight people dead.

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