Kearney Police respond to another early-morning shooting, offer reward for information
KEARNEY, Neb. — Kearney Police have another shooting to investigate after officers received multiple reports of gunshots overnight.
A news release says calls came in around 3:50 a.m. on Wednesday referencing gunshots fired in the 600 block of W. 25th St., which is three blocks east of the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus. There were no injuries, but there was damage to a house.
Police believe the Wednesday morning shooting is related to the Sunday morning shooting in the 1000 block of W. 23rd St., which is one block south of the UNK campus. Nobody was injured in that incident but a man was transported to a hospital with a stab wound to his leg.
A police social media post late Sunday night said officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of W. 25th St. but haven’t offered any other details about that incident.
Authorities are now picking up the urgency of their investigation, with Buffalo County Crimestoppers offering a $500 cash reward for information leading the arrest of the people involved in the shootings.
In response to the latest incident, UNK says it is implementing new security measures for Friday’s spring commencement on campus. A spokesman says guests should expect a visual inspection of their person, bags and clothing. Small clutch purses and wallets are preferred to help expedite inspection.
People can pass along information to the Kearney Police Department at (308) 237-2104. They can reach the Buffalo County Crimestoppers at (308) 237-3424.
Digital data (video/photos) can be shared through a secure link provided by the Kearney Police Department, by calling Lieutenant Luke at (308) 233-5256 or [email protected]