UPDATE: Police identified the homicide victim as 18-year-old Elijah Foster. The injured victim is 20-year-old Erica Robinson. The investigation is ongoing.


A man was killed and a woman was wounded Tuesday evening in shootings that police suspect are related.

Additionally, authorities are investigating whether there was a connection between those shootings and one earlier in the afternoon in which another woman was wounded.

Omaha Police Lt. Chuck Casey said police were investigating a large crime scene — several blocks along Ellison Avenue — in their effort to ascertain what happened Tuesday evening.

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Officers were called to 44th Street and Ellison Avenue about 5:30 p.m. and found a woman lying in a yard, wounded, he said. She had been shot while standing outside a corner house.

Three blocks to the west, near 47th Street and Ellison Avenue, police found a man dead next to a vehicle. It appeared that the vehicle had spun out and ejected him, Casey said. He, too, had a gunshot wound.

“The assumption would be that they are related ... seconds apart, within blocks apart,” Casey said.

The wounded woman was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.

The names of the woman and man were not available.

About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jaden Weathers, 19, was shot near 40th Street and Grand Avenue. She had a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.

“I’m sure (police) will look into a possible connection (between all three shootings),” Casey said.

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

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