Omaha suffers rash of shootings in less than 1 hour; 3 dead
By CNN Staff
June 16, 2013 — Updated 0604 GMT (1404 HKT)
- Five shootings occur within an hour in south Omaha, police say
- Three people are dead and two are critically injured
- It’s unclear whether all the shootings are related
- The violence broke out on the first day of the College World Series in Omaha
(CNN) — A spate of shootings in less than an hour left three people dead in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.
The shootings all took place in south Omaha on Saturday, the same day the city kicked off the College World Series — the NCAA championship for baseball.
Officers responded to the first shooting at 2:03 p.m. That incident left one person in critical condition, Omaha police said.
At 2:23 p.m., police responded to another shooting across town that also left one person in critical condition.
Four minutes later, officers arrived at the scene of a third shooting. One person was hospitalized but later died, police said.
A fourth shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m., leaving one person dead. A neighbor followed the suspect and updated police on his location.
When officers caught up with the suspect, a gunbattle ensued. Police fatally shot the suspect, but no officers were injured.
Omaha police said it was unclear whether all the shootings were related.
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