Week in Pictures: Shootings, Penguins

This week we had a stray bullet kill a five-year 0ld Omaha girl, baby penguins at the zoo and Creighton basketball. World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 13-19, 2014.

Marvin Benson, left, embraces his son Isayah Benson, 8, during a press conference. Benson and Tabatha Manning held a press conference at Heartland Workforce Solutions in Omaha on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, the day after the death of their 5-year-old daughter, Payton Benson. Payton died after being shot by a stray bullet as she ate breakfast at home on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

Marvin Benson, left, embraces his son Isayah Benson, 8, during a press conference. Benson and Tabatha Manning held a press conference at Heartland Workforce Solutions in Omaha on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, the day after the death of their 5-year-old daughter, Payton Benson. Payton died after being shot by a stray bullet as she ate breakfast at home on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

 

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 6-12, 2014.

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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