Police searching for third suspect in shooting near WSU

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WICHITA, Kansas – Two suspects have been taken into custody after reports of gunfire and reports of several cars being broken into.

Police responded to the call of gun shots fired just south of the Wichita State University campus Saturday around 4a.m.

Upon arrival, the officers identified several individuals matching the description of the suspects inside of a car several blocks away at 1700 N. Vassar.

The suspects noticed a police vehicle, and attempted to flee the scene on foot. Officers were able to capture two of the three suspects.

While searching for the third suspect, officers found a 37-year-old man who had been shot in the abdomen, three blocks east from where police found the suspects. The victim said he was asleep in his car when the suspects approached him.

The man was taken to Wesley Hospital in critical condition, but no update was provided at the police briefing on Saturday.

Authorities also noticed that several vehicles in the area had been broken into, damaged, or had property taken from them.

Officers confiscated a Ruger 22-caliber rifle that was found in the area.

The two suspects, 18 and 20-year-old males, were booked on the following charges:

  • 2 counts of aggravated battery
  • 2 counts of aggravated assault
  • 4 counts of larceny to auto
  • Destruction to auto
  • Minors in consumption of alcohol
  • Resisting arrest

Police are still searching for the third suspect, a black male, approx 6’0” weighing 150lbs. The suspects have not provided the name of the third suspect either.

If you have any information on this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

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