Omaha police were investigating three shootings Wednesday that left three people wounded with nonlife-threatening injuries.
The first shooting incident began about 11:50 a.m. with a 24-year-old Omaha man arriving at Immanuel Hospital on North 72nd Street.
The man told police that he was at a house near 18th and Victor Streets when he was shot. Officers were unable to locate any evidence of a shooting at the location.
At about 5:30 p.m. in the second shooting, police were called to investigate a disturbance near 76th and Cass Streets. While police were en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting.
Officers questioned a man and a woman, who are boyfriend and girlfriend, and they said they had been arguing throughout the day. They told police that the argument had turned physical.
The 53-year-old boyfriend had a firearm during the altercation, police said, and it discharged, injuring the 63-year-old woman. She was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition.
The man was taken to Immanuel Hospital because he is on oxygen, police said. Later, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence felony assault.
And about 11 p.m. in the third shooting, police reported to a location near 45th and Saratoga Streets.
A 45-year-old man told officers that he was walking in the area when he was approached by two men who demanded money. The man said he told them he did not have any money, and then one of the suspects shot him.
- Jay Withrow