First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk -TONIGHT: Monday, June 4th, 6:00 PM at 11th & Farnam (near South Entrance to Gene Leahy Mall)
Police and News Reports: One killed, Six injured in Old Market area.
20 yr-old Jasmine Harris died at NMC following a shooting at 11th & Farnam on Saturday, around 11:45 PM. She was an innocent victim of gang violence at the end of the Taste of Omaha Festival. Six others were injured following a gang altercation which escalated to gunfire.
The six other victims were all treated for non-life threatening injuries at area hospitals and have identified as:
Dewayne Staley Jr., 28
Makye Thomas, 15
Gregory Austin, 19, possible non-gun related injury
Kristen Prater, 16
Robert McGhee-Gould, 20
11th & Farnam is one of the the street-side entrances to along the south side of the Gene Leahy Mall right by the two long slides where many of us have taken our families.
This incident may be related to gun violence in the area about a month ago. In 2012 two gangs squared off in a nearby parking lot which left a 19-year-old dead on the first weekend of the College World Series.
Directions: At 6:00 PM, meet at 11th & Farnam in front of the south entrance to the Gene Leahy Mall.