Omaha teen hurt in deadly downtown shooting speaks out
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
Greg Austin says he ducked for safety as bullets hit the car he was in on Saturday night.
It happened at 11th and Farnam just before mid-night.
Austin says he sliced his hand on shattered glass and his friend got shot in the foot.
"We're running through traffic trying to get away," he said. "Honestly, I really wasn't thinking about calling 911 until we got to safety."
Police say the shooting happened after some sort of fight in the Old Market.
According to investigators, Jasmine Harris, 20, died and six others were hurt. Police say the shooter is still on the loose.
"What if I stayed in the car? Would I have been dead then? Or if my friend stayed in the car, would have he been dead? The screaming the yelling, the blood continues to replay and replay," said Austin.
It's something he says will haunt him for some time to come.
"A young victim got taken from our community," said Austin. "We should be able to go downtown at 10 o'clock at night and we shouldn't have to worry about gun."
There is a prayer vigil planned for 6pm Monday at 11th and Farnam.