Two men critically wounded after being shot in South Omaha more than a week ago are showing signs of recovery.
Aaron Anderson, 31, and Angel Cabrera, 46, both of Omaha, have improved from critical to serious condition, Officer James Shade, a Omaha Police Department spokesman, said Tuesday.
Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio, 25, shot four men, killing two, in a shooting spree in South Omaha on June 15. Anderson was shot in the head and chest. Cabrera was reportedly shot in the head.
Both were rushed to Creighton University Medical Center shortly after being wounded.
Pascual Bautista-Raymundo, 25, and Anthony Vazzano, 25, were also shot and later died at Creighton Medical Center.
Meanwhile, a planned meeting Tuesday between Zarazua-Rubio's father and the Mexican consul in Omaha did not happen.
The father had said he would travel to Omaha from Minneapolis to meet with Jorge Espejel, the consul, to be interviewed and make arrangements for his son's body.
Espejel said the father called Tuesday morning and said he didn't want to attend the meeting anymore. Espejel also spoke with Zarazua-Rubio's mom, who lives in Mexico, over the phone.
The parents have decided to ship Zarazua-Rubio's body to Mexico when it is released by authorities. The family plans to apply for aid from the Mexican government to cover the cost of transporting the body, Espejel said.
The gunman's shooting rampage started inside Anderson's apartment building, at 3104 Hascall St., at about 2 p.m. June 15. The gunman apparently knew Anderson, police said. Zarazua-Rubio showed up at Anderson's apartment with another man. After Zarazua-Rubio opened fire on Anderson, the other man drove away in a 1995 Ford Thunderbird with Iowa license plates BBH-574. Police are still looking for the man who drove off.
The gunman left Anderson's apartment on foot through South Omaha and shot Cabrera about 20 minutes later at 3901 S. 33rd St.
A few minutes later, he shot Bautista-Raymundo multiple times in the neck at 3309 E St.
Zarazua-Rubio's final victim was Vazzano, who was shot while he was mowing a lawn near 34th and F Streets.
The gunman was later shot and killed by Officer Coral Walker near Dahlman Avenue and F Street. Zarazua-Rubio shot at Walker, who was driving in his police cruiser. Walker was not injured in the gunfight.
Preliminary toxicology reports from an autopsy show that Zarazua-Rubio had methamphetamine in his system when he died, according to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.
The Mexican Consulate says Zarazua-Rubio was born in Mexico. Omaha police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials haven't been able to determine how long Zarazua-Rubio had been in the U.S. or whether he lived here legally. Local detectives are still trying to locate Zarazua-Rubio's permanent address and how long he lived in Omaha, said Lt. Darci Tierney, a police spokeswoman.
World-Herald staff writer Maggie O'Brien contributed to this report.