OMAHA (KPTM) - A neighborhood shooting in north Omaha ends in a murder leaving many people fearing the violence in their neighborhood is getting worse.
Police said they arrived to North 39th Street and Burdette Street around 2 a.m. where they found a person lying in the street seriously wounded.
"If that was my kid that was shot honestly—I mean that's whole different story," said Michael Williams who lives close to where the shooting happened. "At that point and time that's when you got to probably go handle the situation being honest, but—."
But Williams said he still wouldn't take a gun and take someone's life.
After someone was shot and killed near his home on 39th and Burdette early Wednesday morning, the 22-year-old father of two worries not everybody handles retaliation lawfully.
"In years past people probably would just fist fight it out and it would be okay, but these days people just want to take a gun and not really have a conscious."
Police haven't sorted out what or why the shooting happened. They said the victim was found with several gun shot wounds.
The victim was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center and later pronounced dead.
Williams said he didn't see or hear any shots, but this shooting doesn't surprise him.
"Some people selling drugs, some people messing with people's baby mamas and stuff like that, said Williams. "It's stuff that's really going around that people don't really say the true story of what's really happening."
Some neighbors who knew the victim said he was walking home from work when he was shot. They said he never got into any trouble.
What is troubling to neighbors is the fact that possibly innocent people can be killed by just walking outside.
For this reason, Williams keep his two and four-year-old kids in eyesight.
"They can go here, they can go there—it's cool. But as far as just walking down there or even up there no."
He plans to move to Atlanta soon to pursue a career in music. Until then he's doing what he can to protect his family.
Also during the shooting police said a different house across the street was shot several times.
There is no word on any suspects.
If anyone has information about this homicide, they are encouraged to contact a Omaha Police Homicide detective at 402-444-5656. If they would like to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867), www.OmahaCrimeStoppers.net, mobile app Tip Submit, or text "OPD" to CRIMES 274637.
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