A shooting in South Omaha leaves one man dead, and we're learning more about the victim.
It happened around 4:40 Tuesday morning at the Southside Terrace Projects. Reporter Shawnte Passmore has the latest.
Police have not officially released the victim's name. But I spoke to the family and they've given me permission to release it. Today, hearts are heavy for 23 year old Lamond Strong.
At the corner of 29th and W, a crime scene is in full view at Southside Terrace Projects. "I just heard this. I'm just finding this out. So it's still not really believing it." But for Lamond Strong's family including Latisha Strong, it's the corner of disbelief, confusion and broken hearts. "When he was a little boy, he always would come to my place and I'd watch him. That's my baby. He's not my biological baby. But he's like my baby." The last time she saw Strong, a father of two, was last night. This morning, someone shot him.
"At approximately 0439 hours. Officers received a radio call for a shooting at approximately at 28th and U streets." When officers arrived to Southside Terrace projects they found Strong with gun shot wounds. A neighbor who asked to remain anonymous says she heard more than one shot. "I was laying in bed and I heard seven gunshots. And after that, I heard moaning." Startled, she ran outside. "I opened my front door, and he was laying on the ground." The neighbor says she saw a back shot wound. Immediately, her daughter gave CPR to Strong saying he wasn't breathing at the time. Crews rushed Strong to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
As investigators combed the scene, a man and woman were taken in for questioning. And the victim's family, has questions of their own. Especially, as Strong was trying to get his life back together. "I never thought this could happen to him, because he loves the Lord."
As Omaha Police continue this homicide investigation, they are also asking people to come forward if they know anything. Call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.