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Omaha Downtown Improvement District Association to host community meeting after shooting

Posted at 9:11 PM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 11:31:52-04

The Omaha Downtown Improvement District organization will be hosting a meeting Wednesday, June 6th to discuss security concerns in the downtown area following Saturday night's fatal shooting. 

20-year-old Jasmine Harris was killed Saturday when a shooter fired into a crowd outside Gene Leahy Mall near 11th and Farnam. Several others were injured in the disturbance.

Wednesday's meeting will focus on changes that can be made to prevent future instances from occurring. Solutions being considered include creating a curfew and increasing private security patrols in the area. 

The Omaha Downtown Improvement District says the organization is already making moves to double or triple the number of private security guards in the downtown area for the month of June. 

The public is invited to attend the meeting. It will he held from 5-7 p.m. at 1415 Meeting Space on Harney. The Mayor's Office as well as Omaha Police will also attend.