Update: Lincoln police investigate shooting death
By: Kelly Sommariva
A 20-year-old man is dead after Lincoln police say a gun he thought was unloaded fired a live round. It happened near 48th and Baldwin. Police say Emanuel Hernandez was visiting a friend at her apartment. They say he accidentally shot himself while handling the gun. Neighbors say they do see disturbances in the area, but never anything this unnerving.
“It can happen anywhere it's probably a little alarming it was happening right here. We get a lot of partiers and silly stuff that happens but you never live down the street from a dead body being carried out,” Neighbor Brittney McFee said.
Police are continuing to investigate. They say the same group of people was involved in an earlier incident in the same neighborhood. That case put one man in jail for assaulting an officer.