Police investigating overnight shooting in Lincoln

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News

Lincoln Police are currently investigating an overnight shooting.

Officers were in the area of 8th and Washington on an unrelated call when they heard a gunshot.  

They searched the area, and found a 22-year-old man who had been shot in the leg.

He told police he was buying drugs when it happened, but police don’t yet know who the drug dealer is or if he’s responsible.

He went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has been released. 

Police also said more than $1,300 worth of jewelry and a cellphone were taken. 

This is an ongoing investigation.