OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Chaos at a Halloween event in North Omaha Monday night.
Hundreds of people were allegedly put in danger by a driver and Omaha police ended up shooting that person.
It all started a little after 7 p.m., a terrifying Halloween night for people in the Minne Lusa neighborhood. Several officers were in the area for an annual Halloween event when there was a call for a reckless driver.
Minutes later, police say a driver drove through these barricades and into a crowd of hundreds of people and children. That’s when an officer who had been handing out candy fired his weapon, hitting the man inside the car.
“It’s extremely scary. When that type of event happens. Obviously, with hundreds of people, many children, and not expecting cars to be driving through around barricades,” Lt. Neal Bonacci, Omaha Police said.
Despite driving through the packed street police say as of now it doesn’t appear that anyone was hit by the driver.
Police also say the driver of the car was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Plenty of neighbors saw the driver and heard the shots. Many homeowners allowed strangers into their homes to try to help protect people throughout all of the chaos.
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