Family identifies woman killed in mass shooting near 33rd and Ames

Family identifies woman killed in mass shooting near 33rd and Ames

A 4 a.m. party ended in gunfire in Omaha. Today, one person is dead and seven others are injured. Omaha police said the mass shooting was not a random incident. Karly Wood’s family say she was the only person killed. They sent KETV NewsWatch 7 a photo and statement on Sunday night: “Karly was something special, she was unabashedly her, with a heart of gold that could light up a room. She was only 20. Save to buy a house and start his own business.” It happened on Ames Avenue near North 33rd Street. Community advocates say the violence is unacceptable. Omaha police have yet to release the names or ages of those involved in the shooting. Police were on the scene all day and KETV saw them leave just before 5:30 a.m. As investigators search for answers, community leaders say they want to prevent this kind of violence. “I’m just shocked to hear the number of victims in one place, so late at night,” said Ricky Smith, director of anti-violence organization Omaha 360. Smith, director of anti-violence organization Omaha 360, said the group got to work quickly after hearing about the shooting. “What we are going to do immediately is just work on our communication, try to gather as much information as we can try to provide comprehensive services to these families because we really want to be aware of these victims and what ‘They’re living and trying to deal with that trauma first,” Smith said. Smith says that once they provide these resources to families, they provide all the information they can to law enforcement. “We have to be conscious and intentional about the things we do. This means that we must work together as partners. That means we have to have credible messengers who are out there, who’ve been on the streets, who understand the language of the streets and the way things are done,” Smith said. Douglas County Commissioner Chris Rodgers said the mass shooting was alarming, but it was not unique to Omaha. He says leaders need to think outside the box to figure out how to stop shootings like this. “I think we probably have to try to bring all the minds and all the jurisdictions together and rally all the forces to kind of see what powers we all have, what things we can get over,” Rodgers said. The Omaha Police Department declined an on-camera interview, but sent this statement from Chief Todd Schmaderer: “An after-hours party was taking place and a confrontation ensued, resulting in gunfire. ‘indicates it was a random shooting.” He says police presence will be increased “for the time being”. The mayor’s office also declined an on-camera interview. In a press release, Mayor Jean Stothert offers his condolences to the family of the person killed. She also says she has “confidence in the Omaha Police Department to fully investigate the shooting and provide the resources necessary to ensure public safety.” According to Rodgers, this tragedy offers an opportunity to bring change in the future. “You have to have an optimistic view of the situation, to be able to help yourself out,” Rodgers said. Councilwoman Juanita Johnson, whose district also covers the area, was unable to comment. sunday. Stothert and Omaha police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP. Karly’s family says they still haven’t been able to see her. for his funeral expenses. You can find that here.

A 4 a.m. party ended in gunfire in Omaha. Today, one person is dead and seven others are injured.

Omaha police said the mass shooting was not a random incident.

Karly Wood’s family say she was the only person killed.

Karly

They sent KETV NewsWatch 7 a photo and statement on Sunday evening,

“Karly had something special, she was unapologetically her, with a heart of gold that could light up a room. She was only 20 years old. Saving to buy a house and start your own business.

It happened on Ames Avenue near North 33rd Street.

Community advocates say the violence is unacceptable.

Omaha police have yet to release the names or ages of those involved in the shooting.

Police were on the scene all day and KETV saw them leave just before 5:30 a.m.

As investigators search for answers, community leaders say they want to prevent this kind of violence.

Twelve hours after shots were fired near 33rd and Ames, Omaha police closed the road and laid evidence markers on the ground.

“I’m just shocked to hear the number of casualties in one place, so late at night,” said Ricky Smith, director of anti-violence organization Omaha 360.

Smith, director of anti-violence organization Omaha 360, says the group got to work quickly after hearing about the shooting.

“What we are going to do immediately is just work on our communication, try to gather as much information as we can try to provide comprehensive services to these families because we really want to be aware of these victims and what ‘They’re living and trying to deal with that trauma first,’ Smith said.

Smith says that once they provide these resources to families, they provide all the information they can to law enforcement.

“We have to be conscious and intentional about the things we do. That means we have to work together as partners. That means we have to have credible messengers who are out there, who’ve been on the streets, who understand the street language and the way things are,” Smith said.

Douglas County Commissioner Chris Rodgers said the mass shooting was alarming, but it was not unique to Omaha.

He says leaders need to think outside the box to figure out how to stop shootings like this.

“I think we probably have to try to bring all the minds and all the jurisdictions together and rally all the forces to kind of see what powers we all have, what things we can get over,” Rodgers said.

The Omaha Police Department declined an on-camera interview, but sent this statement from Chief Todd Schmaderer: “An after-hours party was taking place and a confrontation ensued, resulting in gunfire. ‘indicates it was a random shooting.”

He says police presence will be increased “for the time being”.

The mayor’s office also declined an on-camera interview.

In a press release, Mayor Jean Stothert offers his condolences to the family of the person killed.

She also says she has “confidence in the Omaha Police Department to fully investigate the shooting and provide the resources necessary to ensure public safety.”

Rodgers says this tragedy offers an opportunity to bring change in the future.

“You have to have an optimistic view of the situation, to be able to help us out,” Rodgers said.

Councilwoman Juanita Johnson, whose district also covers the area, was unable to comment on Sunday.

Stothert and Omaha police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

Karly’s family say they still haven’t been able to see her.

There is a Gofundme set up for his funeral expenses. You can find that here.

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