The fight for safer neighborhoods continues after multiple shootings in less than a week


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    OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - "Pretty rough day."

    That's how Precious McKesson feels after multiple shootings in less than one week.

    "One shooting is too many. It's too many."

    All of the crime scenes from 33rd and Ruggles to 24th and Cuming to 47th and Redman, hit close to home for McKesson. She's the president of the North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance. Her mission to create safe environments across Omaha won't end here though. She says she has work to do and has every intention of doing it.

    "As neighbors we are together ad we are watching and we will report any type of activity that we feel is not safe in our neighborhood."

    "Our whole approach is to bring the community awareness that this has to no longer be an acceptable norm," added Stewart Giddings.

    Giddings is also working to make a difference. He's the violence prevention coordinator for the organization called YouTurn. Last year, it began hosting community rallies. Giddings says the purpose is to engage with family, friends and neighbors and make positive memories together.

    "No one should have to live with the fear of something may happen or being an innocent bystander and somebody makes a bad choice," said Giddings.

    Omaha police records show homicides in northern precincts are rare for the month of February. Between 2016 and 2018, the homicide count was two. There were no homicides in the northwest precinct. McKesson says regardless of numbers, no time is a good time to let your guard down and keeping crime out requires involvement.

    "The more we get involved and the more we talk to our neighbors I honestly believe we'll have less crime in our neighborhoods," said McKesson.

    FOX 42 News learned from Omaha police Wednesday night that a felony warrant has been issued for a Wallace Hubbard III. They believe he's connected to the shooting that happened Sunday night. That felony warrant is for 1st degree murder.

    Omaha Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information that leads to his capture. That reward is $5,000.

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