Four Lincoln homes shot 19 times in drive-by shooting spree, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department is providing additional details on Tuesday morning’s drive-by shooting spree.

The first happened at a residence near 28th and D streets at 12:50 a.m., when people who were out walking a dog reported seeing a sedan pull up in front of a residence, fire at it, and drive off heading east.

According to police, the house was hit four times, causing $1,190 in damage.

Officers recovered .223 caliber and 9 mm shell casings at the scene, and no one was injured.

A few hours later, at 3:30 a.m., another two homes were shot up near Jameson North and Canterbury Lane.

One of them was struck twice, while the second was hit three times, totaling $425 in damage.

No one was injured.

Police said they again found 9 mm and .223 caliber shells in the area.

One anonymous neighbor reported seeing a small vehicle speeding away and said this type of thing doesn’t usually happen in his neighborhood.

“I was sleeping, and at about 3:25, I woke up to loud bangs, thought it was in my neighbor’s house,” he said. “Came outside immediately to see a vehicle driving up the street only to fire another shot. And I got down and called the police.”

A woman who wanted to remain anonymous said her apartment was hit. She thinks it was targeted.

The woman said that had she not woken up five minutes prior to the shooting, she might have been shot.

The final shooting happened about 15 minutes later near 17th and Knox Streets, where a home was shot 10 times, causing $800 worth of damage.

A resident reported that he heard gunshots, then a car speeding away, according to police.

Shell casings from a 9 mm were found at the last scene as well, and again, no injuries were reported.

Capt. Todd Kocian could not confirm whether any of the shootings are connected, despite the similarities between them.

“I can’t make that leap at this time,” he said.” It’s three within a short period of time, but I don’t want to for sure say that they’re all three connected.”

Police are asking anyone with information to call them as soon as possible at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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