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UPDATE: Hunt on for suspect in Monday Omaha shooting near 26th and Dewey Streets; 19-year-old victim named

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 16:50:29-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Update 3:17 p.m.

The Omaha Police Department says its interviewing witnesses following a shooting on Monday morning near 26th and Dewey Streets.

Markell Smith,19, was shot in his lower extremities, said Omaha Police Lt. Allen Straub. He was transported to Nebraska Medicine in critical condition. In an update on Monday afternoon, OPD said Smith's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers responding to the call told 3 News Now that the shooter left the scene in a black SUV and traveled west and then north on the interstate.

The shooter is described by OPD as a Black woman dressed in black clothing and wearing a black surgical mask.

Witnesses are being interviewed as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.

This is a developing story.

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