A 37-year-old man died and three other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Wednesday in north Omaha.
Police officers responded to the area of 39th Street and Ames Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation and located Timothy W. Washington III of Omaha dead at the scene, a police spokesman said. A short time later, two women reported being wounded at the same scene. Melonie Jenkins, 33, and Danaija Hunter, 21, both of Omaha, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center by private vehicle. Their injuries were not life threatening, police said.
At about 2:40 a.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired near 28th and Spencer streets. First responders located someone with a minor injury, who refused medical treatment.
Omaha has now recorded 16 homicides in 2021, including five this month. That compares with 18 homicides at the same time in 2020.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP or at www.crimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to a homicide arrest and $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in a shooting.