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UPDATE: Omaha police investigate two overnight shootings and a stabbing, none lethal

Posted at 5:52 AM, Aug 17, 2022

UPDATE: 8/18/2022 9:00 a.m.

Shootings around Omaha early Wednesday resulted in three people with gunshot wounds, said Omaha police.

A stabbing also occurred.

56th and Ames shooting

Omaha police say two people were injured by gunfire near 56th and Ames Wednesday. Officers responded to the area around midnight after multiple people called the police reporting gunshots.

Officers located 30-year-old Marquez Booth at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. Booth was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center.

At 1:21 a.m., 32-year-old Cotila Sutton was transported from Immanuel to Began Mercy. Sutton told authorities she was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by gunfire while driving in the area of 56th and Ames.

Omaha police say four vehicles and a business were damaged by the shooting.

24th and Ellison shooting

Omaha police say a shooting at 2437 Ellison Ave. injured one person Wednesday.

Officers responded to the scene at 12:21 a.m. and located Elmas Williams, 37, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Williams was transported to Nebraska Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

27th and Leavenworth stabbing

Omaha police say a cutting at 27th and Leavenworth injured one person Wednesday.

Officers responded to Jackson Tower at 3:38 a.m. and found La'Darrien Hughes, 29, in the building.

Hughes said a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask cut him near 27th and Leavenworth.

Medics transported Hughes to the Nebraska Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Omaha police continue investigating both shootings and the stabbing. Anyone with information should contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP.

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