Shooting Late Tuesday Afternoon In Lincoln’s North Bottoms Area
Brent Lopez (Courtesy of Lancaster County Corrections)

LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 26, 9pm)–A 28-year-old Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services employee suffered a gunshot wound late Tuesday afternoon, while responding to a child welfare check at a home in the North Bottoms neighborhood north of downtown Lincoln.

According to Lincoln Police in a release to KFOR News, officers were called just before 4pm to the area of 7th and “Y” Streets about a person shot.  The 28-year-old man had one gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to a Lincoln hospital for treatment.  The injury is not life-threatening.

Meanwhile, police found out that two caseworkers from DHHS responded to the home on the welfare check.  While they were in front of the home, a man came outside a fire several shots with a handgun from the front porch.  While the one caseworker was shot, the other was not hurt.

Police arrested 38-year-old Brent Lopez of Lincoln without incident for assault on an officer and use of a firearm to commit a felony.  Three children at the home have been placed in protective custody at a safe location.

KFOR News has also learned that Lopez is the same person that was fired from his job at the Air Park Rec Center, after a disturbance there Sunday afternoon where he allegedly assaulted two teenage girls.  Lopez was trying to remove a 14-year-old girl from the gym, after she was pushed by a 12-year-old boy.  The girl’s arms flailed and may have contacted Lopez, to where he hit her and a 15-year-old girl that intervened.  The incident was also captured on video.  Lopez apparently claims threats were made against him by some teens at the rec center.

The investigation in both cases is ongoing.  If you have information, call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 and Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.


5:13pm Tuesday

LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 26)–There are few details but Lincoln Police are investigating a reported shooting late Tuesday afternoon in the city’s North Bottoms area just north of downtown.

According to KFOR’s media partner, 10/11 News, one person is in custody related to the incident that happened shortly before 4pm near 7th and “Y” Street and another person suffered non life-threatening injuries to the leg.

No other immediate details were available and the investigation is ongoing.