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Police look for teen suspects after deadly shooting in north Omaha

One 17-year-old dead, another critically hurt Thursday night
Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 7:34 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 1:56 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Authorities on Friday obtained felony warrants for two other teens after two 17-year-olds were shot — one of them fatally — in north Omaha on Thursday night.

The Omaha Police Homicide Unit is looking for Lerajai Key, 17, and Terrance Moore, 16. Police also issued a photo of a van they say may be connected to the shooting.

Anyone with information about the suspects or their vehicle is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867) at p3tips.com or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

The Omaha Police Homicide Unit is looking for Lerajai Key, 17, and Terrance Moore, 16. Police...
The Omaha Police Homicide Unit is looking for Lerajai Key, 17, and Terrance Moore, 16. Police also issued a photo of a van they say may be connected to Thursday's shooting near 29th and Pinkney streets.(Omaha Police Department)

Following up on a Shotspotter activation call just after 8 p.m. Thursday, several Omaha Police officers responded to North 29th Circle, near Pinkney Street, where they found the two teens lying in a yard with gunshot wounds.

The police performed CPR on the teens, who were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. One of the teens, 17-year-old Jiaquan Willams, died of his injuries, according to the Friday morning release. The second teen suffered life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition, the release states.

Following the incident, officers were talking with about a dozen witnesses, and the investigation is ongoing.

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