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.
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