Woman Found Dead In Street

Woman Found Dead In Street

By Julie Hawkins. CREATED Aug 21, 2013

Omaha, NE - The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a woman, found in the road, near 168th and Fort.  

Deputies responded to the area on reports of shots fired just after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday.

When they arrived, they found a woman, lying in the street with wounds consistent to gunfire.  She died on the scene.

Deputies called in the Omaha Police Department to block off the area, as they began to investigate.

Douglas County Sheriff's Lieutenant Rob Jones tells Action 3 News that Fort Street from 163rd to 171st and 168th Street from Grand to Kansas will remain closed until at least 9:00 a.m.

Investigators are questioning a witness who saw a vehicle in the area at the time.

The woman's name has not been released.