Juniata is a small community located 6km (3.5 miles) west of Hastings, the county seat of Adams County.
An alert by the Adams County Emergency Manager instructed people in the affected area to lock their windows and doors.
No details about the shooter were immediately reported. The Nebraska State Patrol and local authorities are responding to the situation.
Hours after the alert was sent at around midnight local time, local authorities reported that a person was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot injury to the arm. The active shooter scene remained active.
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