‘This doesn’t faze me’: Neighbors react to north Lincoln shooting
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – After a recent bout of shootings this year, residents of a north Lincoln neighborhood are grappling with the increase in violence.
Early Tuesday morning, officers responded to a shooting near 27th and Vine Street that left four injured.
Lincoln Police have yet to name any suspects.
The investigation is ongoing, but after hearing the news, neighbors are rattled.
Neighbors say many children live close to the scene of 28th and T Streets where the shooting happened.
One neighbor said she is worried about living in the neighborhood. She heard nine shots Tuesday morning and was scared bullets would travel through the walls.
Now they are contemplating leaving the neighborhood to keep their children safe.
Another neighbor says she’s had to call the police on several occasions in her 15 years of living in the neighborhood.
She is not comfortable going for walks there, but she does recognize LPD’s rapid response to calls and is still happy living there.
“No, this doesn’t faze me. I’m just glad I look around and see all the vehicles and I’m so happy that we have such a great police force,” she said. “And they, you know, they risked their lives every day that they’re out on the beat. They’re awesome.”
Investigators are still working in the area as of Tuesday afternoon.
Drones are being used to survey the area. Police say the investigation is in its early stages and is expected to take several hours in order to thoroughly process the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 and Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.