Three shootings that occurred Monday in west and northeast Omaha were gang-related, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Tuesday.
The shootings involved rival gang members, he said: “A few offenders can spur lots of violent moments.”
Police had not announced arrests late Tuesday.
A man and a teenage boy were shot near Westroads Mall about 4:45 p.m. The victims ended up in a driveway at a home north of the mall.
Percy Eubanks, 20, and Brandon Garrett, 16, were then taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. Witnesses told police that people in two vehicles, a blue Chevy Trailblazer and a red Kia sedan, had exchanged gunfire. Officials found Eubanks and Garrett in the Kia near 100th and Seward Streets.
It was the second time in a month that Eubanks was shot. On Aug. 13, he was shot in the lower back near the Great Escape Theater at 7440 Crown Point Ave. Another man also was shot.
On Monday, Eubanks was shot in the face, police said. Garrett was shot in the left leg and hip. A hospital spokesman said Tuesday that Eubanks had been discharged. The spokesman said he could not release information about Garrett.
About 8:15 p.m., Drelin Perkins, 19, was shot near 43rd Street and Grand Avenue, police said. Officers found shell casings and saw that a house and a vehicle had been damaged by gunfire. Perkins later arrived at Bergan Mercy Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
Justin Scaife, 27, was hit about 9:30 p.m. by bullets near 43rd and Emmet Streets, about a mile south of the 43rd and Grand shooting. Scaife was found on the side of a house. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
World-Herald staff writer Emerson Clarridge contributed to this report.