Omaha police are investigating two shootings Sunday morning, including one in which a man was critically injured.
The victim was shot about 11 a.m. at 2437 Ida St., said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman. Neighbors said they heard a gunshot and a car driving away.
Officers in the area of Florence Boulevard and Newport Avenue were approached by a man who said he was taking the wounded man to a hospital. An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.
Emergency personnel reported via radio that they were transporting a 23-year-old man who was shot in the abdomen. The man was awake and talking with paramedics.
Police canvassed the area with two canine units, one from Ashland and the other from the Omaha Police Department.
Earlier Sunday, a shooting also took place near 55th and Holmes Streets. Pecha said police responded to a radio call to the Nebraska Medical Center, where a shooting victim arrived by private vehicle at 2:20 a.m.
James Jones, 33, told police he was pulling into a driveway when unknown people in a white vehicle started shooting, Pecha said. A passenger in the car, Amber Young, 24, was struck by gunfire. Jones, who was not hit, drove Young to the hospital.
Anyone with any information about either incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) or log on to omahacrimestoppers.net, or by texting OPD and your tip to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.