Lincoln man shot in Cooper Park after disagreement, police say

The victim described the shooter as a 15 to 21 year-old tall, skinny man of light complexion.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was shot in the back at Cooper Park early Thursday morning after a brief disagreement with another unknown man, Lincoln Police say.

The 35-year-old victim told police that he was shot in the back near his shoulder as he was walking away from the man who shot him.

Around 1:20 a.m. the victim was approached by an unknown male while in the park, police say.

The victim described the unknown male as tall, skinny, of light complexion and wearing orange or pink shorts.  He is estimated as being 15 to 21 years old.

The men began a disagreement after a brief conversation, police say.

The victim decided to walk away when he says he heard a pop and felt pain in the back of his left shoulder.

Officers found two .380 caliber shell casings, which would be from a handgun, at the scene.

According to Lincoln Police, though there are no suspects in custody, there is no active threat to the public.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

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