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ANATOMY OF A SHOOTING: A THREE-PART SERIES

Grace: Shootings decline as Omaha steps up violence prevention efforts

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Dr. Charity Evans, a trauma surgeon, speaks to youths who participate in the Dusk to Dawn program, including Matthew Bose, center, 15, at the Nebraska Medical Center. Dusk to Dawn is a youth violence prevention program.

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Dr. Charity Evans is a trauma surgeon who cared for R.J. Eckhardt, 13, who was mistakenly targeted and shot in the arm on March 29.

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Stewart Giddings, operations director of YouTurn, shares his personal experiences with youth who participate in the Dusk to Dawn program at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 

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Stewart Giddings, operations director of YouTurn, asks questions of youths who participate in the Dusk to Dawn program at the Nebraska Medical Center.

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Tyrell Tealer, a staff member of the Hope Center, assists Matthew Bose, 15, with an anonymous questionnaire as local youth participate in the Dusk to Dawn program at the Nebraska Medical Center. 

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Youths share their goals while participating in the Dusk to Dawn program at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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Columnist Erin Grace has covered a variety of beats since she started at The World-Herald in 1998 — from education to City Hall and from the city's western suburbs to its inner-city neighborhoods. Follow her on Twitter @ErinGraceOWH. Phone: 402-444-1136.

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