Omaha police investigate 2 deadly shootings

2012-10-20T11:26:00Z 2012-10-20T21:25:04Z Omaha police investigate 2 deadly shootingsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 20, 2012 11:26 am  • 

OMAHA — Omaha police are investigating two separate shootings less than two hours apart in north Omaha that left two men dead.

Police say the first shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m. Friday at 18th and Manderson streets, about half a mile east of Carter Lake. Officers called to the area found 37-year-old James Moss Jr. dead at the scene.

Around 3:45 p.m. Friday, officers again responded to reports a shooting at 31st Street and Paxton Boulevard, about a mile west of the previous shooting. Police found 15-year-old Tyler Hickerson with a gunshot wound. The teen was taken by ambulance to an Omaha hospital, where he died.

Police say no arrests have been made in either case. Investigators are asking anyone with information about either shooting to contact police at 402-444-5652 or provide anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 402-444-7867 or

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