A young political activist and Nebraska native was shot multiple times and killed as he walked home early Sunday in Washington D.C.
Seth Rich worked for the Democratic National Committee and police say he may’ve been victim of an attempted robbery.
No arrests were made.
Rich, who was originally from Omaha, was 27.
Reports say he’d been talking on his cell phone with his girlfriend when she heard a noise and Rich told her not to worry about it.
Police reports said Rich was bruised up but it didn’t appear anything had been taken.
Officers were nearby and heard the gunshots. Rich was rushed to the hospital where he died.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding Rich’s death: .
“This is heartbreaking news. Melissa and I mourn the loss of a young Nebraskan who came to Washington to make a difference for his community and country as he saw best. Our prayers are with Seth’s family. His heart for service is an example for all Nebraskans, regardless of party, at a time when too many Americans are disengaged with some of the most important debates.”