Man wearing mask shot with BB gun at Aldi store in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — A man wearing a mask was shot in the neck with a BB gun at a supermarket in Nebraska on Tuesday, authorities said.

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Phil Anson, a spokesperson for the Omaha Police Department, said the incident occurred at an Aldi grocery store in Omaha. The man wearing a mask was walking out of the store when he was confronted by a man who was maskless, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

According to Anson, the man without a mask spat on the other man, the newspaper reported.

The men began to scuffle, and the man without a mask pulled out a pistol-type BB gun and shot the other man, Anson said.

According to the victim, who asked not to be identified, he suffered injuries to his face and neck and had to remove a pellet from his shoulder, the World-Herald reported.

“I asked him why he would do that and he said, ‘You’re on the other team,’” the victim told the newspaper.

The unmasked man, who also was not identified, was arrested on suspicion of felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor assault, Anson said.

An Aldi spokesperson could not be reached for comment, the World-Herald reported.

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