Second Halloween shooting victim laid to rest

Friends and family in Newburgh gathered Monday to say goodbye to a teenager killed at a Halloween party last Sunday.

Hundreds of Omani Free's loved ones, family and friends packed inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for her wake and funeral services today.

Hundreds of Omani Free's loved ones, family and friends packed inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for her wake and funeral services today. (11/7/16)

NEWBURGH - Friends and family in Newburgh gathered Monday to say goodbye to a teenager killed at a Halloween party last Sunday.

Hundreds of Omani Free's loved ones, family and friends packed inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church for her wake and funeral services.

The 18-year-old Newburgh Free Academy senior was fatally shot last Sunday, along with 20-year-old Tabitha Cruz, at a Halloween party on Broadway. Cruz was laid to rest on Saturday.

Five others were injured in the shooting. One person was paralyzed.

Loved ones are remembering Omani as a happy teen who planned to study veterinary medicine in college next year. “You got so many hundreds of people, thank God, so many people showed up to show their feelings concerning the shootings and violence that's going on in our city," says George McNeil, of Newburgh.

Police say the suspected shooter, Nija Johnson, 17, was arrested in North Carolina.

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