Spike In Shootings Since Start of CWS

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

There has been a increase in shootings since the start of the College World Series. Since it started six people have been injured in shootings around Omaha.

The most recent one was Monday night at 17th and Manderson. Four people were injured in a drive by shooting. And over the weekend, a shooting turned deadly after a 19-year-old was shot in the Old Market.

Omaha police acknowledge the increase in violence and say they are beefing up their manpower.

“We have had a spike in violence recently,” says Lt. Darci Tierney.

“We've kind of adjusted our resources in areas that have been hit with violence and have added more officers to those areas.”

Officers are teaming up with other agencies like the Bellevue Police Department to put additional patrol in the Old Market during the College World Series.

Tierney says officers who work downtown are getting overtime pay to make sure no officers are moved from patrol in other areas of the city.

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