Kearney, Neb. — Kearney Police Department is reporting arrests in 2 recent shooting cases. On November 18th, KPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at 1601 W. 39th Street. It was determined that a 21 year old Kearney Resident had sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. The male subject was treated and released from CHI Good Samaritan Hospital the same day.
A 16 year old male has been arrested and charged with Accessory to a felony for being the driver of the vehicle that 3 shots were fired from. There were 2 passengers in the vehicle, an 18 year old male, who was not charged with a crime, and a 14 year old male who has been identified as the shooter. The 14 year old male has been arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and discharge of a firearm in the city limits. The 14 year old male is being held at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Madison, NE.
A second shooting was reported at 2919 5th Ave. on November 22. A 26 year old Kearney resident suffered 4 pellet gun wounds to his hand, upper arm, and back. He was treated at CHI Good Samaritan hospital and released the same day.
A 15 year old male has been arrested in this case and has been charged with 2nd degree assault, use of weapon to commit a felony, and discharging a BB gun in the city limits. He is being held at the juvenile detention facility in Madison, NE. In addition, an 18 year old male was arrested and charged with 3rd degree assault. He was issued a citation and released.
Through investigation it is believed that these 2 shootings are related and stem from an incident involving drugs.