Police: Teen killed, 5 others shot in north Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The OPD Homicide Unit is investigating after a teen died and five others were shot in north Omaha early Sunday morning.
Omaha Police tells 6 News that officers were called to the area of 24th and Clark streets around 2:30 a.m. for a report of a shooting. One victim was found at the scene. Lamarantae Swift, 16, was taken to Nebraska Medical Center with CPR in progress; he died at the hospital.
Officers said three additional victims showed up at Creighton University Medical Center, and two more at Nebraska Medical Center, all by private vehicle. All five range in age between 25 and 34.
“The violent loss of a young person’s life and the injuries to multiple people is intolerable for our community and causes deep sadness,” Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said in a statement. “Additional police resources are being used to aggressively investigate this matter. Early information shows there was a large after-hours gathering of people who were present when the gun violence occurred.”
The others’ conditions are unknown. OPD asks anyone with information to contact the Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or submit a tip through Omaha Crime Stoppers. Tips leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect are eligible for a $25,000 reward.
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