An Omaha group is making a call to end the ongoing gun violence. Pastor John Voner with “Enough Is Enough” says too many people fell asleep during a three month lull this summer and says residents need to take control of their neighborhood.
“It’s not just by the hands of police and not by the hands of the elected official but it is by the hands of the individual neighbor. You are the soldiers who keep your community safe.”
Voner says vigilance dropped when gun violence dropped this summer.
“We can not just wait for problems to arise. We can not wait until gunshots happen in our community. We have to always be policing. We always have to be vigilant about our community.”
The uptick in gun violence has Voner calling for residents to once again take action.
“I am appalled about what happened this last weekend and I’m saddened by the homicides. It is time the community takes a stand and not just today. Not just tomorrow but this stand has to continue.”
Several people were shot within the last four days. Enough Is Enough is a group that conducts street patrols in north Omaha. He says more people and money are needed to support the cause.
As Voner called for support, a 22 year old man was critically injured in a shooting near 33rd and Fowler. Officers heard the gunfire and found Rodney Anderson inside a car that had crashed. He was rushed to an Omaha hospital and will recover. No arrests have been reported.