A 23-year-old man was listed in fair condition Thursday following a north Omaha shooting.
Markice E. McDonald was taken to Creighton University Medical Center shortly after 8 a.m.
McDonald was found in a silver Chevrolet Impala LS near 42nd Street and Redman Avenue, but it appears he was shot near 49th Street and Hartman Avenue, said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman.
It wasn't immediately clear whether McDonald — who was wounded in two previous shootings — was behind the wheel of the car or if someone else had been driving, Lt. Marcia Janucik said.
The car is registered in McDonald's name, according to Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicle records.
Brenis Vaughn, 29, was at his grandmother's house near 49th and Hartman when he heard gunfire.
“We heard gunshots, probably 10 to 15,” he said. “I came outside worried it was someone I knew.”
Vaughn said his uncle spotted a car speeding away shortly after the last shots.
Janucik said the outside of the Impala had bullet holes in it. Passenger-side tires were flat. Officers collected several items, including clothing, that were strewn around the vehicle.
Paramedics rushed to the aid of McDonald, who was shot in the back. A neighbor said the victim appeared to be talking when he was placed in the ambulance.
Meanwhile, Wakonda Elementary School, 4845 Curtis Ave., was locked down because of concern about the shooting. Janucik said officers responded to the school after getting a 911 call.
“Only teachers and staff were at the school,” she said. “Since there was an unlocked door, officers made a search of the school and didn't find anything.”
Janucik said gunfire did not strike the school, and pupils were allowed to attend classes.
McDonald was hit in the leg on Aug. 2, 2011, near 19th and Sahler Streets in a shooting that killed Damian E. Tiffin, 30.
On Nov. 23, 2007, McDonald was found near 30th and Cuming Streets after he was shot about 3 a.m. McDonald, then 17, was in a private vehicle that was pulled over for speeding on its way to the hospital.
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