A shooting over the weekend left two men injured in Carter Lake, and police looking for answers. A nightclub rented for special events was the setting for a Saturday-night gathering in the small Iowa town located on the Nebraska side of the Missouri River.
Carter Lake Police Detective Craig Johnson says it was about 1:30 Sunday morning. As the party was ending and party-goers were leaving, gunfire broke out in the parking lot. Two party-goers were hit and wounded by that gunfire.
Twenty-one-year-old Joel Speed of Omaha, wounded in the shoulder, caught a ride in a private car to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was treated and released. The other, 21-year-old Luke Curtis of Omaha, went to the same hospital in an ambulance with more serious neck injuries, and underwent surgery. The hospital’s not giving information about his condition.
A mail-processing facility on Avenue H was full of workers at the time and the building was hit twice. One bullet went through a window, but nobody was hurt. As for the postal workers at the mail-processing facility barely a mile southwest of Omaha’s Eppley airport, Detective Johnson says they were unaware at the time that someone was shooting at the building where they worked a late shift.
He says they never even heard the gunshots, and police only know because they found the holes in the windows. They’re asking for help in finding the shooter and others who can tell about the incident. Anyone who can help Carter Lake Police is asked to call (712) 347-5920