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Two shot overnight near Omaha school

Two people were transported from the scene of a shooting near an elementary school early...
Two people were transported from the scene of a shooting near an elementary school early Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. Omaha Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.(Adam Priester / WOWT)
Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 7:12 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Two people were rushed to a hospital after a shooting early Thursday near an Omaha public school.

Omaha Police said in a report later in the morning that responding officers found two victims in a vehicle: a 29-year-old and a 24-year-old. The pair were transported to Nebraska Medical Center. Police said their wounds were not life-threatening.

Gunshots rang out at about 2:30 a.m. near 27th and Himebaugh avenues, just outside of Miller Park Elementary School. 6 News counted at least 23 evidence placards at the scene with a car riddled with bullets in the middle of it.

6 News spoke to a neighbor who was shaken up. She has seven children, 5-year-old twins and up to age 16, and called the situation nerve-wracking.

The scene was cleared by 7 a.m. in time for a new school day to begin.

OPD is still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP, or submit a tip online at omahacrimestoppers.org or through the P3 Tips mobile app.

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