A man armed with an AR-15-style rifle and 13 rounds of ammunition opened fire at an Omaha, Nebraska, Target store Tuesday before being killed by a responding officer, police said.

The shooting just before noon sent customers running out of the store or hiding in fitting rooms, but no one else appears to have been shot.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said 911 calls were made shortly before noon local time about an active shooter inside the store, prompting a strong police response from local, state and federal authorities.

«The first arriving officers entered the building, confronted the suspect and shot and killed him,» Schmaderer said during a news conference.

Police officers gather outside a Target store in Omaha, Nebraska, on January 31, 2023.Josh Funk/AP

Police said the man, who has not been identified, opened fire inside the store and was fatally shot by an Omaha police officer.

“He had an AR-15 rifle with him and a lot of ammunition,” Schmaderer said.

Omaha police officers and a Nebraska State Trooper entered the Target and found the man armed with the rifle, police said.

«Officers issued numerous loud verbal commands directing the suspect to drop the rifle,» the police department said in a statement Tuesday night. An Omaha officer fired his pistol at the gunman, killing him, according to police.

At least 29 people called 911, police said. Some customers ran outside when shots were heard.

Jasmine Gascar said Omaha’s NBC affiliate WOWT that he was in a changing room and hid there. Others also rushed into hiding. He reported hearing between 10 and 15 shots.

«I was sure he was going to die. I was sure,» Gascar told the station. He texted people and told them that he loved them.

Investigators conducted sweeps of the store but found no victims, and no one had reached local hospitals on their own as of Tuesday night, police said.

Mayor Jean Stothert said the police saved lives with their response.

target said in a declaration that all employees and customers evacuated safely from the store, and the company thanked the police. Target will provide counseling to workers, he said.

Police said the gunman will be identified once next of kin are notified. The investigation is ongoing, the department said.