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Omaha Police investigation closes NW Radial Highway

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha police shut down Northwest Radial Highway on Thursday night after a passenger fled a traffic stop. Shots were fired somewhere along the way.

Omaha Police had Northwest Radial Hwy closed in the area of 48th Street Thursday  night.
Omaha Police had Northwest Radial Hwy closed in the area of 48th Street Thursday night.(WOWT)

The incident began to unfold sometime after 6:30 p.m. Police tell 6 News that an officer stopped a car at 49th and Northwest Radial Highway. At one point, a passenger got out and ran away triggering a foot chase. About 6:50 p.m., an officer called for help indicating shots had been fired.

Witnesses say that the passenger had a handgun. Police recovered a gun in the area and were no longer looking for any suspects. No serious injuries were reported. More details were expected to be released Friday morning.

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