Omaha Police called to separate shootings overnight; several victims sent to hospitals

One victim shot several times, another shot driving through the area
OPD is investigating a number of shooting where at least three people were injured.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 7:50 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2022 at 3:45 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police were investigating at least two shootings Wednesday morning, adding to the list of recent violence in areas of the city.

Overnight, two people were shot near the NP Mart gas station, located at 56th Street and Ames Avenue.

According to an OPD report, officers responded to the location at 12:04 a.m. after multiple 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area.

Witnesses told 6 News they heard several shots fired; several bullets pierced a 30-year-old man, who was transported to CHI Health-CUMC Bergan Mercy hospital with serious injuries.

“Four vehicles and a business were damaged by gunfire from this incident,” the OPD report states.

At 1:21 a.m., a 32-year-old woman arrived at a local hospital with gunshot injuries. She told police she was a passenger in a vehicle struck by gunfire while driving near the area of the shooting.

Not quite an hour earlier, at 12:21 a.m., a 37-year-old man was shot several times at a residence near 24th Street and Ellison Avenue. Omaha Fire Department medics rushed the victim to Nebraska Medical Center, where his injuries were listed as “life-threatening.”

Both incidents are under investigation by Omaha Police.

“According to our Assault Squad, the victims from these shootings are recovering. No arrests have been made. Crime Stoppers is offering $10,000 for information leading to arrests.”

Omaha Police Department

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP; or submit a tip online via the P3 Tips mobile app or at

Reporter Lauren Melendez contributed to this report.

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