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Shooting victim found at scene of overnight crash in north Omaha

Omaha police investigate a crash involving a shooting victim
Omaha police investigate a crash involving a shooting victim(Emily Dwire)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 7:45 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police are investigating a shooting and crash Friday morning that sent two people to the hospital.

A pickup truck and SUV crashed at 52nd Street and Sorensen Parkway not long after midnight. When police got to the scene, the driver of the truck had left, but officers discovered the passenger, a 45-year-old man, was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Nebraska Medical Center with “potentially life-threatening injuries,” according to an OPD release.

A person in the SUV was also seriously injured in the crash and taken to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police investigated the possible scene of the shooting at 30th and Willit streets. Forensics investigators were seen putting close to a dozen evidence markers in the street.

Both areas were closed to traffic for some time, but have since reopened.

OPD said they are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP, or submit a tip online at omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips app.

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