A pregnant woman was shot by an intruder early Sunday while sleeping in her bedroom near 48th and Browne Streets, she and a young witness told police.

Jateira Austin, 33, of Omaha was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her arm about 1:15 a.m. Police said the wound did not appear to be life-threatening.

An 11-year-old boy told officers that he heard someone enter the home about six blocks north of Fontenelle Park. The boy tried to intervene when the intruder, armed with a gun, entered Austin’s room. The child retreated, and the intruder fired the gun. Austin was struck once.

The investigation is ongoing. No suspect information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app. Tips leading to an arrest in a shooting are eligible for a $10,000 reward.

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