Omaha Police Chief issues statement following mass shooting on Ames Ave.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released a statement following the mass shooting early Sunday morning. It happened around 4:10 a.m. near 34th Avenue and Ames Avenue. It was initially reported that 11 people were injured, KETV Newswatch 7 confirmed with the Omaha Police Department that the number of people shot is now eight, including the deceased. Authorities confirmed that a victim was rushed to hospital while first responders performed CPR. The second victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. According to Omaha police, one of the two victims transported by ambulance died. Authorities also said six other people had entered two metropolitan hospitals with various gunshot wounds. a party was held after hours and a confrontation ensued, resulting in gunfire. There is no indication that it was a random shooting. Additional OPD resources are being used and the police presence will increase for the time being. Omaha police have not announced any suspects or arrests. The department is asking anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released a statement following the mass shooting early Sunday morning.

It happened around 4:10 a.m. near 34th Avenue and Ames Avenue.

It was initially reported that 11 people were injured, KETV Newswatch 7 confirmed with the Omaha Police Department that the number of people shot is now eight, including the deceased.

Authorities confirmed that a victim was rushed to hospital while first responders performed CPR. The second victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. According to Omaha police, one of the two victims transported by ambulance died.

Authorities also said six other people entered two metro hospitals with various gunshot wounds.

In a statement, Schmaderer said that “it is imperative that the OPD piece together what happened so that the victims and their families can find a solution. At this point in the investigation, a party was held after working hours and a confrontation ensued resulting in gunfire. There is no indication that it was a random shooting. Additional OPD resources are being used and the police presence will increase for the moment.

Omaha police have not announced any suspects or arrests. The department is asking anyone with information about this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

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