A mass shooting occurred early Sunday morning near 34th and Ames avenues. Eight people were shot, including one person who died, and six others walked into two metro hospitals with varying gunshot injuries. Two additional victims were taken to hospitals with critical injuries.
Authorities say a confrontation took place at an after-hours party and gunfire ensued. The yellow tape was still up 12 hours after the shooting, and the crime lab team is still cataloging evidence. Investigators spent Sunday searching the area around the house for evidence.
The Omaha Police Department are investigating this shooting that happened at an after-hours party at 33rd and Ames. Extra police resources are being utilized and police presence will increase for the time being. Witnesses are asked to cooperate with police or use Crime Stoppers to provide anonymous information.
As investigators search for answers, community leaders say they want to prevent this kind of violence. They say they will work fast to provide wraparound services to the families of the victims and provide any information they can to law enforcement.
As they were investigating, authorities tried to determine if the shooting was done at random. However, the evidence they gathered suggests otherwise. Disturbing details about the shooter and victim have been released:
Karly Wood, 20, was identified as the person killed in the shooting by her older sister Autumn Wood, 24. Autumn wood was identified as the shooter at this late-night party. Karly Wood was saving up to buy her first home. A GoFundMe page was created for Karly’s funeral expenses.
Omaha’s Mayor Jean Stothert reacted to the shooting Sunday and offered her sympathy to the family of the person killed. She asked witnesses to cooperate with police or call Crime Stoppers for anonymous information.