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Omaha Police investigate early Sunday shooting

Posted at 2:08 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 15:08:52-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday.

Officers responded to the scene at 1:16 a.m.

An 11-year-old witness told officers he heard someone enter the residence at 5124 N 48th Ave and saw the suspect walk into 33-year-old Jateira Austin's room where she was asleep.

The juvenile attempted to intervene with the armed suspect. The witness then retreated and the suspect fired a handgun.

Police say Austin was struck once by the gunfire and taken to Nebraska Medical Center by medics.

Austin, who is pregnant, suffered a non-life threatening injury.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.