There have been 11 murders since December 21 in Omaha and many remain unsolved. Three people were killed Saturday in a north Omaha home during a party that was attended by at least 50 individuals but none are cooperating with police. Mayor Jean Stothert is frustrated by lack of action and worried for the community as there are murderers on the loose.
Mayor Stothert says, “People know who did these shootings this weekend. There were plenty of witnesses and we need them to come forward. Mothers and fathers who know their children may be involved in gangs need to quit denying it and they need to come forward and help us solve this problem now.”
Mayor Stother says this is a community problem and it impacts every individual in the metro area. She says businesses do not want to locate in a community that is not safe. She says, “If we want to grow our small emerging business program that we have with the city and employ more people we have to have a safe city.”
According to Mayor Stothert, police will provide protection for witnesses that step forward with information about these murders. She says people can always call Crime Stoppers anonymously and be eligible for a reward of up to $25,000. That number is 402-444-STOP.