WICHITA, Kansas – A suspect remains on the run after police say he fired several shots into a crowd of more than 100 people at a warehouse after party early Sunday morning near 11th and Mead.
James Gary, 27, died from his injuries. Two other men, ages 26 and 33, remain hospitalized. Two women, ages 30 and 27, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“You can imagine when you have that many people crowded into a small parking lot like that there’s going to be a great deal of collateral damage,” said Lt. Scott Heimerman.
The shooting is believed to be gang related. The suspect and Gary are both documented gang members, according to police.
Police will not release information regarding their suspect. They say witnesses saw him fire into the crowd. Heimerman says police are concerned he may go into hiding if his name is released.
Police say a business owner leasing a building in the area had been hosting after hours parties on the weekends at the site.
Detectives are still investigating to determine if the business owner will face charges.