Two teens, one 26-year-old arrested in connection to series of Kearney shootings
KEARNEY, Neb. — Three people are facing charges as Kearney Police continue to investigation a rash of shootings.
A police news release says officers arrested a 17-year-old Kearney boy for aiding and abetting a felony, another 17-year-old Kearney boy for third-degree assault and a 26-year-old Kearney man for third-degree assault. Police didn’t release any names and the 26-year-old isn’t listed in the jail’s online records.
Police say the investigation continues with more warrants and arrests expected. Chief Bryan Waugh says additional officers from KPD and outside agencies are patrolling in an effort to prevent retaliatory violence.
“Once again, violent crime is unsettling and will not be accepted in our community,” Waugh said in a news release. “I am confident we will locate and arrest everyone involved in this senseless criminal activity.”
The first shooting happened around 2:30 Sunday morning in the 1000 block of W. 23rd St., which is one block south of the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus. Nobody was hit by gunfire but a man suffered a stab wound to his leg.
Around 9:50 Sunday night, officers responded to a report of gun shots in the 700 block of W. 25th St., which is three blocks east of UNK.
Police say a third shooting happened around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of W. 25th St. Again, there were no injuries reported but there were multiple bullet holes in the house.
A news release says there are multiple witnesses to at least one of the shootings. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kearney Police Department at (308) 237-2104 or Buffalo County Crimestoppers at (308) 237-3424.