Girlfriend: 1st Shooting Spree Victim Friends with Suspect
We're learning more about the targeted shooting that led the suspected gunman on a violent spree in South Omaha. The victim’s girlfriend says they knew the suspect.
Police responded to the shooting at around 2pm Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex near 31st & Hascall St. Amy Hockabout, the girlfriend of Aaron Anderson, says two men came up to their apartment to borrow Anderson's car. After they got the keys, the man that they knew shot him in the hallway. One suspect fled in Anderson's 1995 Ford T-Bird with Iowa tags BBH-574. The other suspect apparently started shooting people randomly. Anderson was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Hockabout says she can't believe the person, who they thought was a friend, could do this.
"He's a friend of ours that we knew and there's no reasoning behind it,” Hockabout explained. "Every time I close my eyes I see it happen over and over again, but we'll make it through it."
Hockabout says she was interviewed by police for 12 hours before being charged with Felony Meth Possession. A judge let her out of jail on her own recognizance. She says the shooting had nothing to do with drugs.
Police say the suspected shooter walked south and critically wounded Angel Cabrera near 33rd & D St. He then shot and killed Pascual Bautista-Raymundo and Anthony Vazanno within 5 minutes of each other. The suspect was later shot and killed by Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker near F St. & Dahlman Avenue.
KMTV Action 3 News has not received an update on Anderson's condition from Creighton-Alegent Health.
The man who took Anderson’s car has not been taken into custody by police. Authorities have still not been able to identify the suspect. Police need your help to figure out who the gunman is. Call OPD Crimestoppers at 402-444-7867 if you know who it is. You can remain anonymous, and could get a cash reward.