UNK Student Killed in Lincoln Shooting – Yet Another Life Taken Too Soon

Written by Leslie Means

Oh, you guys.  When will this end?  This time, the tragedy hits close to home in our view in Nebraska.

A shooting took yet another innocent life.

According to NTV News, Marlene Rashidi, a sophomore at UNK, was killed in a shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Read full press details from NTV news here.  


UNK issued the following statement:

“The UNK family is devastated at the news of the loss of Marlene, who was a visible student and leader, and member of the Loper track team. As Marlene shared last fall in the feature “My Loper Life,” being in college was an accomplishment and source of profound pride for her. Marlene Uziya Rashidi will be missed. Our hearts go out to her family and friends: We share your grief for Marlene. She will long be remembered.”

The Her View From Home team is so wonderful at sending prayers, and we ask you to please send them up for Marlene’s family during this tragic time.  

And this leaves us all to wonder yet again, what can we do to stop this violence?  

(Image Courtesy UNK)


About the author

Leslie Means

Leslie is the co-founder and owner of Her View From She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well.

She is married to a very patient man. Together they have two pretty fantastic little girls ages 8 and 6 and one little dude born March 2017!

When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.