Neighbors hear pops during BBQ; woman’s hand injured possibly from gunfire
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Investigators with the Lincoln Police Department are looking at a case where a woman’s hand was injured possibly as a result of gunfire in area.
Around 9:39 p.m. on Friday, LPD officers were dispatched to an area of N 43rd Street and Baldwin Avenue on a report of a weapons discharge.
LPD said officers spoke with a 23-year-old woman, who said she’d been attending a barbecue with friends and neighbors when they heard a number of pops. Officers said that the victim explained she felt something graze her right hand and discovered a small cut approximately 1/8th-inch long on her index finger.
Officers canvassed the area and interviewed witnesses who also thought they heard gunshots.
Police said they found a single shell casing in the area.
According to police, there’s nothing to suggest anyone at the barbecue was a target of violence.
Investigators are working to see if something else was going on in area.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call LPD at (402) 441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (402) 475-3600.
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