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OPD - Two separate shooting incidents in Omaha on Thursday

Posted at 1:02 PM, Jun 21, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha Police Department (OPD) says there were two shootings that took place yesterday.

Just after 9 a.m., they say officers responded to a scene near 16th and Clark Streets. There they found 48-year-old James Taylor with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Taylor was transported to Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. OPD says they were able to locate the suspect with the help of the victim and witnesses. 50-year-old Brian Cotton was "apprehended and booked into Douglas County Corrections for 2nd Degree Assault, Gun used in a Felony and Gun by a Prohibited Person."

Officers responded to another shooting just after 10 p.m. at 6343 North 31st Avenue. There they met 34-year-old Erica Erwin-Mitchell who said a white Dodge Journey fired shots at her home. OPD says she suffered a graze wound to her arm but that it was non-life threatening. They say Erwin-Mitchell "believes she knows who the person is who shot at her and is cooperating with police."