Omaha police have identified two men who were shot — one fatally — outside a north Omaha public housing complex early Thursday.
Antone Cooper, 23, was shot outside 3242 N. 26th Ave. just after midnight, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Forty-five minutes later, Deon Jackson, 34, arrived by private vehicle at Creighton University Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. Investigators later determined that Jackson was injured while in area where Cooper was slain. Jackson was expected to survive, police said.
Thursday’s violence occurred in the shadow of a Sunday shooting involving 28-year-old twins. A memorial of flowers and a cross could be seen propped against a cinder block near 27th and Spencer Streets, where Kevin F. McIntyre died and Branden F. McIntyre was injured.
Police were investigating whether there was a connection between the two incidents.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has said that the McIntyre shootings, which happened during a party, were justified. Authorities have declined to identify the shooter, who they said will not be charged.
Kleine has said that the shooter had a registered firearm in his possession but that the gun was not owned by him. The man was in legal possession of the weapon, police said.
An earlier version incorrectly spelled the name of Omaha's latest homicide victim. Antone Cooper, 23, was fatally shot early Thursday.