Some Lincoln residents on edge after two acts of violence in one night

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Tuesday night was very eventful for residents in two parts of the city and has made some feel uneasy.

First, a shooting near 22nd and Dudley Streets sent two teens to the hospital.

A few hours later, a stabbing near West Fairfield Street that killed a 36-year-old woman.

They happened about 10 minutes away from each other.

“It makes me feel very uneasy because I have children, I have an autistic child and grandkids that come over,” Maggie Zozaya said. “I don’t even let my kids outside after dark anymore.”

Aaron Bradshaw, a resident in the area of the shooting, was at home when the situation broke out.

He has lived there since May after moving from Tennessee.

He said he feels safe where he lives but would like to see more people keeping an eye out for their fellow neighbor.

“You see a car parked that you’re not used to seeing on the sidewalk, you want to be able to know, hey call her up, call him up and say, ‘Hey do you know this vehicle? Is everything alright?”

Christina Rivera, who lives near where the stabbing occurred, said that while the stabbing keeps her on edge, she still enjoys feeling close to her neighbors.

“Well, it’s concerning,” she said. “We have our cameras up, and we are watchful. We don’t just leave things unlocked, and we are aware of who our neighbors are and that, for the most part, it’s been pretty safe here.”

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