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Bellevue Sonic reopens after deadly November shooting

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 20:56:15-05

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — The Bellevue Sonic where two workers were killed and two others wounded in a November shooting reopened Wednesday.

Roberto Silva is accused of allegedly carrying out the shooting.

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He is facing several charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder and arson. Silva is being held at the Sarpy County Jail.

The store reopens with 80% of employees scheduled to return. There has been an outpouring of support and fundraisers for the families.

The store is completely remodeled and they will be adding an area to remember those killed and injured in the shooting. The patio area will get dedicated to the victims. It will be a two-way fireplace with a seating area around it.

Restaurant owner Bryant Morrison says the remodeling is to meant to mark a new beginning.

"The thought process there was to get a sense of healing for our employees, a sense of healing for our staff, from our operating partner to our managers," Morrison said.

The healing will be ongoing. Director of Operations Brian Larson says the memories from that fatal night still resonate.

"I was the first one to take over the store back, that was very, very emotional and really tough," Larson said. "Still is tough today."

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