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Omahan critically injured in one of three weekend shootings

Omahan critically injured in one of three weekend shootings

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Omaha police investigated three separate shootings Saturday night and early Sunday morning, including one that left a 23-year-old man critically injured.

Josh Hintz of Omaha was taken to the Creighton University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries about 8 p.m. Saturday. A hospital spokesman said Sunday afternoon that no information about Hintz’s condition was being released.

Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said Hintz was at Orchard Park near 65th Street and Hartman Avenue when he was shot during an argument involving a large group of people. Members of the Police Department’s gang unit located a suspect a short time after the incident near 63rd and Jaynes Streets and took him into custody in connection with Hintz's shooting.

Carl Johnson Jr., 23, of Omaha, was booked into jail for first-degree felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony, Pecha said.

About 2 a.m. Sunday, Deshaun Davis, 21, of Omaha was wounded inside a residence near 44th Street and Redman Avenue. Police said shots were fired from outside the residence.

Davis was taken to the Creighton medical center in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 26-year-old Omaha man was injured by gunfire about 2:30 a.m. Sunday near 40th Street and Bedford Avenue. Santangelo Gonzalez-Woods was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition, but his injury was later found to be non-life-threatening.

Pecha said witnesses told police the shooting of Gonzalez-Woods may have been related to an ongoing dispute.

Police have not announced arrests in the shootings of Davis and Gonzalez-Woods.

The latest round of violence follows the city’s 17th homicide of the year, which occurred early Saturday morning.

LaDontae K. Daugherty, 21, of Omaha died when the vehicle in which he was riding was shot about 2:30 a.m. near 37th and Pratt Streets.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1272, kevin.cole@owh.com

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