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Victim's Mother Doesn't Know Why Son was Targeted

Jake Wasikowski

Victim's Mother Doesn't Know Why Son was Targeted

CREATED Jun. 17, 2013

A mother, whose son was targeted by a gunman on Saturday, doesn’t know why he tried to kill her son.  The unidentified man later shot 3 other people randomly before being killed by an Omaha Police Officer.  Police still haven't released the name of the suspect they shot and killed, but they are on the hunt for a second suspect who was with him, during the first shooting.

At around 2pm Saturday, the two suspects were let inside the secured apartment complex at 31st & Hascall St.  Witnesses say the gunman went straight up to the victim's 3rd floor apartment and shot him twice in the hallway.  31-year-old Aaron Anderson was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  Authorities say Anderson and the unidentified suspect knew each other.  His mother says she has no idea who the gunman is or why he would want to shoot her son.

"It's just kind of unbelievable that those kind of things happen and you don't think your son would be involved in that," said Donna Anderson, Aaron’s mother.  "No, I didn't know too many of Aaron's friends.  I don't think Aaron would have that kind of a friend, no.”

Donna says her son's condition hasn't improved yet, but they're glad he still fighting to stay alive.

Authorities say that Anderson was targeted by the suspect, but didn't disclose a motive.  Police are still searching for the second suspect, who stole Anderson's 1995 Ford T-Bird with Iowa license plates BBH-574.

After shooting 3 others randomly, Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker shot and killed the gunman near F Street & Dahlman Ave.  Anthony Vazanno was shot and killed while mowing a lawn and Pascual Bautista-Raymundo was found dead in an alley.  Police believe the gunman shot them, Anderson, and Angel Cabrera who are both still at the hospital.  The gunman still has not been identified.

If you have any information on where the other suspect is call Crimestoppers at 402-444-7867.