Hours after being shot Sunday evening in a west Omaha apartment complex, a teenage victim died Monday at the hospital.
Police told WOWT 6 News the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday at the Pacific Winds complex on Fawn Parkway Plaza. It is located just southwest of 120th and Pacific Streets. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Joseph Merolla of Omaha.
Initial radio reports indicated the shooting may have been accidental. Officers say they're looking into that, but have not officially released any other details.
Family told WOWT 6 News they are heartbroken, and still trying to figure out exactly how this happened.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.