Toddler, 4 others injured in 3 overnight shooting incidents in Omaha

Posted at 10:53 AM, Aug 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-14 18:48:48-04

Omaha police responded to three shootings overnight. A 17-month-old was injured in one incident, but it's not known if the toddler's injuries were caused by shrapnel or broken glass.

The first shooting happened just before 2 a.m. near Larimore Avenue and Fontenelle Boulevard. Omaha police say Teara Holman arrived by private vehicle at Immanuel Hospital. She told officers she had heard shots and then was hit by gunfire. She did not see who fired the shots.

While officers were investigating the shooting near Larimore they heard gunfire to the north of them. They say people were leaving a home near 43rd and Browne around 3 a.m. when a vehicle, possibly a dark SUV, drove by. Someone inside the vehicle started shooting at the people leaving the house. Three people were hit by gunfire. The victims were 33-year-old Taiwanda Mayfield, 25-year-old Marteace Mayfield and 26-year-old Shanica Williams. They were taken to Nebraska Medicine with non-life threatening injuries.

Then police responded to a shooting at 34th and Meredith around 4:30 a.m. Investigators say three people were getting inside a car when an unknown suspect started firing at the vehicle. 17-month-old Ray'Marr McCown was one of the people getting into the car. It's unknown if the toddler was hit by shrapnel or glass. The toddler suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers.