UPDATE: Wounded Carjacking Victim To Survive
Posted: 10:06 AM Jun 16, 2009
Last Updated: 2:22 PM Jun 16, 2009
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A Channel 6 News First Response Team at the scene of Omaha's latest carjacking reports a man shot this morning is expected to survive his injuries. The man's name has not been released but officers on the scene confirm the man was wounded in the torso.
Investigators say the carjacking happened at Nicholas Street and Mercer Park Blvd shortly before 8:30 Tuesday morning. Police are looking for four suspects and three vehicles.
One of those vehicles is a red, 1994 Ford Expedition which the victim was driving.
The other two vehicles driven by the suspects are a green or teal Chevy Tahoe or Suburban and a gold Chevy Lumina.
The wounded man went to a home on Hawthorne Ave. and asked for help.
Laura Basile heard the shots and called 911 "heard a couple shots and I wasn't sure that's what they were so I looked out the window and saw a guy, looked like a guy was running across 38th street"
Basile says she saw the man then standing in her neighbor's lawn. "So I yelled out the window, are you hurt and he said yeah, please call 911"
Luke Tipler also heard the shots. "I looked out in the neighbors back yard and they were huddled over somebody, went out and looked at it and they said a guy got shot and jumped over their fence. The next think you know, the whole neighborhood is taped off."
Meanwhile police are searching for the suspects. "We have no information as to which way, where the suspects could be. We know the two suspects' vehicles took off southbound. We have now idea where they are at right now," says Sgt. Jeff Chubb.
At mid-morning Tuesday, a number of police officers were still on the scene collecting evidence and interviewing possible witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 444-7867.
The story with video report can be found at; UPDATE: Wounded Carjacking Victim To Survive