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Gunfire Rattles Neighborhood


The holiday weekend saw bullets flying through a North Omaha neighborhood and the people who live there are thankful no one was seriously hurt this time. But things got a little too close for a father worried about the safety of his children.

Robert Rasmussen is lucky that the only thing wrong at his house is the harm that was done to his fence. He pointed out the damage where the car was that caused the destruction of property.

He said, “I was sitting in the house on the phone and I hear a bunch of gunshots; just, pop-pop-pop. Come out on the front porch after a couple of loud bangs and I see a white car just went through my fence. I mean, absolutely destroyed it."

Robert actually got close enough to talk to the men who drove their car into his fence.

“Told them I was calling the cops,” he said. “They told me they're getting shot at for some reason. They took off up the street. They wouldn't stay here.”

Robert and others who live in this neighborhood say the sounds of gunfire have become a normal thing but on Monday, things got a little too close to home.

“My three kids were sitting in the living room,” he said. “That scared the hell out of them. And I was sitting here shaking, worried about my kids, wondering if anything else was gonna happen.”

Just a few minutes after the shooting, police did discover the white car that had been shot. The driver dumped the car at a home near 52nd and Bedford. Police don't believe anyone was shot in this incident but the case is still being investigated.


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