Three Shootings In One Day


By July 22nd, 2013 there had already been at least 20 shootings in Omaha.

Just before 4:00 p.m., terrified teen Raymeisha Parks, 17, was wheeled to the ambulance. Circling above her head: Able One, looking for a suspect.

Parks was hit by a bullet when someone opened fire on North 34th Street.

As the ambulance sped away, neighbor Cyarra Jenkins spoke with friends about what happened.

"Everybody was outside this white house. I was in the house and I heard two gunshots and I ran outside. And when I ran outside, they was still shooting," said Jenkins.

Police estimate anywhere between one to 10 shots were fired. Parks was the only victim.

Earlier in the day, on 29th and Camden, a man was shot walking down the street. He too was rushed to the hospital and will fortunately survive his injuries.

Only minutes later, a fatal shooting on 18th and Willis. The victim was Jhonte Peters.

Neighbors at the North 34th scene are fed up with the recent spike in shootings throughout Omaha.

"We are all getting tired of these shootings," Omaha Police Lieutenant Mark Matuza said. "There was a young lady come up and said, 'this is enough.' And I said you are preaching to the choir."

Police said about an hour before the shooting, they were called to this same home about a disturbance.

It's still early, but police believe the two calls are connected.

The suspect is still at large.


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