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5-year-old Shooting Victim Identified As Payton Benson

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5-year-old Shooting Victim Identified As Payton Benson

By Kristi Salyers. CREATED Jan 15, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 15, 2014

OMAHA, NE-  Omaha Police have confirmed that Payton Benson, 5, was shot and killed Wednesday morning.

City Councilman Ben Gray says the little girl is a relative. She is his nephew's daughter. 

Police responded to 45th & Bedford after shots were fired around 9:45 a.m. 

Benson was taken to Alegent-Creighton University Medical Center in extrememly critical condition and later died at the hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Omaha Police at (402) 444-5652 or Crime Stoppers. 

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