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Lincoln police investigating early morning shooting death

Posted at 11:49 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 18:10:53-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Lincoln Police Department are investigating the homicide of a 34-year-old female early Wednesday morning.

Around 3:45 a.m., Lincoln Police officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of South 26th Street for a report of a woman who had been shot. There were eight individuals total at the home, including six children, a 30-year-old male, and the victim.

The children range in age from 6-16 years old. Upon arrival, officers found the female inside the residence with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police are still investigating the events that preceded the homicide to determine if the shooting was the result of targeted violence. The suspect has not been named and is still at-large.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Audrea Craig. She was deceased upon arrival of officers.

Lincoln Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff's Office investigators/crime scene technicians responded and processed the scene for evidence, both forensic and digital, and conducted a neighborhood canvass for more witnesses.

Investigators are also working closely with Craig's family and friends. The next update will be provided at the morning police briefing on Thursday.

Police say if you have any information about this incident, please call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-441-3600.