Violent Weekend: Group Walks for Peace

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Violent, senseless and heartbreaking - it's been a weekend full of gunfire. Sunday night, the family of Omaha's latest murder victim gathered with community members, walking for peace.

"He was a good person, didn't run with gang members," says Brandon Wallace's mother Robin Wallace.

The walk was held in remembrance of her son who was killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon.

"Someone killed my son for nothing."

Brandon was 23, a medal winning track athlete in his school days.

"And this smile is the same smile that he had the day he died," his mother says.

"And again if it was a case of mistaken identity, there is just too much violence in the city," says community activist Robert Wagner.

Violence almost took the life of 6-year-old Taelor Fentress Thursday night.

She was hit by an outside gunshot that passed through a wall.

"The damage from the shooting, left her horrifically disfigured," said Taelor's grandmother Saturday, "but God prevailed and we still have her."

There was another shooting Sunday morning near 28th & Maple. A 16-year-old and 15-year-old were wounded.

Officers booked 21-year-old Davonte Hill for two counts of felony assault.

Another teenager was shot over the weekend at 48th & Pratt, he is expected to recover.

"I'm sick and tired of these selfish young people running round here taking lives, as well as taking souls from the people that love them," says Robin Wallace.

The Maple Street shooting is the only one with an arrest. If you can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 444-STOP. Information leading to an arrest in the homicide case will be rewarded with $25,000.

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