One person hospitalized after beating in north Wichita

beating 28th and wellington

WICHITA, Kansas — One person was hospitalized after being severely beaten Saturday night.

Sgt. Jeff Swanson of the Wichita Police Department said 15- to -20 people were causing a disturbance in the street near the intersection of 28th and Wellington in north Wichita.

When police arrived, the crowd, consisting of juveniles as young as 15 years old, dispersed and fled from police.

After police had detained one person, they learned that someone inside a nearby residence had been severely beaten, Sgt. Swanson said.

That person was rushed to Via Christi on St. Francis in serious condition with blunt force trauma injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of both the beating and the disturbance. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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