Three People Dead, 5 Wounded in ‘Gang-Related’ Omaha Shooting

25 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Omaha police chief pleads for public’s help in shooting.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police. As many as 50 people were in and around the small home when shots were fired “by multiple shooters” around 2 a.m., Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.

He said he understood witnesses’ fear but pleaded for them to come forward. “Now that you are away from that scene and have opportunity to be away from any intimidation, I’m asking you for the sake of the community to contact law enforcement,” Schmaderer said. Police said 19-year-old JaKela Foster and 24-year-old Latecia Fox were declared dead at the scene, while 26-year-old Cameron Harris died several hours later. Foster’s mother, Kristina Young, waited for hours outside the small, tan house in the city’s northeast side while investigators gathered evidence. Young said her boyfriend got a call from an aunt shortly before 2 a.m. telling him there was a shooting that may have involved Foster, who had a 1-year-old son. She said she asked her daughter not to go, knowing there would be drinking and worried there could be violence. “To the person who pulled the trigger, I want to say it’s just senseless.

Police were investigating whether the shooting was related to another shooting that happened just blocks away about four hours earlier that wounded a man and a woman. Dorothy Wayne, who lives across the street from the home, said she and her husband were asleep when a shot passed through the wall of their front bedroom and lodged in the far wall.

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