Police are investigating two shootings that wounded three people early Sunday in north Omaha.
None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said Officer James Shade, an Omaha Police Department spokesman. Police have not reported that any suspects were taken into custody.
Police responded to a report of multiple shots fired near 18th and Lake Streets shortly after 2 a.m. Antoine Smallwood, 34, and Richard Boynton, 31, both of Omaha, said they were shot from behind as they stood in the front yard at 2517 N. 18th St. They were taken by ambulance to Creighton University Medical Center.
At least three vehicles and two houses in the area were damaged by gunfire.
Shortly before 3 a.m., police responded to another report of multiple shots fired, this time in the area of 42nd and Fort Streets. Officers were told that Cotrell Knight, 24, of Omaha was taken to Creighton University Medical Center by private vehicle with an injury that was not life-threatening.
Knight was described as being uncooperative with the investigation.
Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) or log on to omahacrimestoppers.net, or text OPD and your tip to CRIMES (274637) or through the mobile iPhone/Android app “Tip Submit.” Tipsters always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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