‘It’s not a gun problem’: Family says Omaha Target shooting suspect struggled with mental health for years – KNOP
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The uncle of the 32-year-old man who brought a loaded semi-automatic rifle into a west Omaha Target store on Tuesday told 6 News that the man struggled with mental health for years, and his family tried to get him help.
Because Joseph Jones was in and out of mental health facilities for years, his family has wondered why he was still able to purchase guns.
“He was a good kid, he was a kind kid,” said Larry Derksen Jr., Jones’ uncle, in an interview with 6 News in the home he shared with his nephew, known to family as “Joey.”