19-year-old shot in southeast Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha Police are investigating a shooting near Spring Lake Golf Course in southeast Omaha.

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At 1:48 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to the area of 16th and Phelps streets after a shooting was reported in the vicinity, according to an OPD press release. Upon their arrival, officers found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound, the release states.

The victim told police he was walking outside when he was maced and shot, the report states. He was taken to Nebraska Medicine hospital in critical condition.