Omaha police say they think two men were involved in the Saturday night shooting in the Dundee area that left a third man wounded.
Police say the men confronted John E. Mass, 40, and then shot him in the leg as he was entering a parking lot.
The shooting, at 50th Street and Underwood Avenue, was reported at 11:10 p.m. When police arrived, they found indications of a shooting, but no victim — Mass had already driven himself to the Nebraska Medical Center. He was listed in good condition Monday afternoon.
Mass initially went to a nearby business for help before driving himself to the hospital, a police spokesman said. A woman who lives near 50th and Webster Streets said she heard “just one gunshot” followed a few minutes later by sirens as she was preparing for bed.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a shooting.
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