Omaha business owner responds to Sunday shooting

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Omaha police say the scene of Sunday’s shooting was a space rented for a birthday party. The owner says he had “no idea” about the event. Myron Pierce could not be reached for comment on Sunday and Monday, but spoke about the incident in a Facebook Live post on Monday afternoon. idea,” Pierce said. He says he was in New York City last week until Sunday evening, adding that his space was once meant to help house people – but became a space for entrepreneurs due to the city ​​zoning requirements.” We started renting space for contractors in North Omaha and other things,” Pierce said. considered more of a “social room” that can be rented out for private events. the party was for. The department named eight victims, including Karly Wood, 20, who was killed. “The family of the young woman who lost her life in this senseless violence in our city is absolutely unacceptable,” Pierce said.

Omaha police say the scene of Sunday’s shooting was a space rented for a birthday party. The owner says he had “no idea” about the event.

Myron Pierce could not be reached for comment on Sunday and Monday, but spoke about the incident in a Facebook Live post on Monday afternoon.

“The event that happened that night, I had no idea,” Pierce said.

He says he was in New York last week until Sunday evening, adding that his space was once meant to help house people – but became a space for contractors due to city zoning requirements.

“We started renting spaces for entrepreneurs in North Omaha, as well as other things,” Pierce said.

When Omaha Police forensic officials were in the business off 33rd and Ames on Monday afternoon, people could be seen setting up a tiki bar from inside .

An OPD spokesperson said the address was seen more as a “social room” that could be hired for private events.

“It was actually a birthday party held in the venue,” public information office Chris Gordon said in a statement Monday.

Police did not say who the party was for. The department named eight victims, including Karly Wood, 20, who was killed.

“The family of the young woman who lost her life in this senseless violence in our city is absolutely unacceptable,” Pierce said.

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