Five-year-old Payton Benson, the grand-niece of Councilman Ben Gray, was killed by a stray bullet this morning from a gunfight a block away from her home at 45th & Bedford just after she had put up her breakfast plate.
A $5,000 reward from Crimestopper's general fund has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
Benson is the latest victim of the unrelenting (and frequently unsolved) number of violent crimes in Omaha
that caused a neighbor of Benson's to tell KMTV that he is ready to leave town.
(AKSARBENT did not embed KMTV's coverage because it is coded to autoplay, which annoys blog readers.)