By Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2021

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska fast-food restaurant where two workers were killed and two others wounded during a November shooting plans to reopen this week.

The owner of the Sonic Drive-in restaurant in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue said Monday that the remodeled restaurant will reopen on Wednesday for the first time since the Nov. 21 shooting.

The restaurant’s owner, Bryant Morrison, said 80% of his workers plan to return when it reopens. Morrison also said he plans to create a memorial later at the Sonic later this year to honor the employees who were killed and wounded during the shooting.

Roberto Carlos Silva Jr., 23, continues to be held without bond in connection with the shooting. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and arson for setting fire to a U-Haul truck he drove to the restaurant before the shooting.

The U-Haul was ablaze when officers arrived at the restaurant and found the four victims. Silva was unarmed when he was arrested nearby a short time later and cooperated with officers.



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