Omaha Police said one person died and six others were injured in a shooting at a large gathering early Sunday in northern Omaha.
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said additional resources are being deployed to find the person or people responsible for the shooting. There will also be an increased police presence in the area, he said.
“It is imperative that OPD puts together what happened so that a solution can be found for the victims and their families,” Schmaderer said. “At this point in the investigation, an after-hours party was taking place and a confrontation ensued, which resulted in gunfire. There is no indication it was an accidental shooting.”
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. near 33rd Street and Ames Avenue, a police spokesman said. The name of the deceased was not initially known.
Two people were taken to Nebraska Medical Center, one with ongoing life support and the other in critical condition. The person, who was undergoing life-saving measures, later died, the spokesman said.
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Six other people injured by gunfire at the same location went to Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy. None of these people were seriously injured, the spokesman said.
The investigations are ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or via the mobile P3 Contact Tips app anonymously. p3tips.com Callers are eligible for a cash reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and murder conviction.
The murder marks the 25th homicide in Omaha in 2022, compared to 28 at this time last year and 34 in 2020.
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