Man seriously injured in stabbing Thursday morning

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person is in serious but stable condition following a stabbing. It happened Thursday morning shortly before 5 a.m.

According to Wichita Police Sgt. Matt Lang, dispatch received a call saying a man had been going door to door asking for help in the 2700 block of South Santa Fe.

When police arrived, they found a man bleeding profusely from the head. Police had trouble communicating with the man because of the intensity of his wounds, but he told officers he was stabbed.

That man was taken into surgery at a local hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

The 911 call came after an earlier 911 call from a different location reporting a disturbance.

Based on the phone number, there’s reason to believe the calls came from the same phone and were related in some way, Lang said.

The stabbing did not appear to be self-inflicted, Lang said. Police are still working to find a suspect.

“We’re still in the area on foot and you can hear sirens in the background trying to locate the victim’s cell phone. It’s apparently still out here somewhere,” he said. “It has an open line to it, so we’re trying to locate that, and hopefully go from there. We’ll be able to locate further evidence and maybe even a witness or suspect based on that.

In these kinds of situations, the public can do a lot to help, Lang added.

“If you live in the area, have video surveillance on your home, that’s a big key into solving a lot of these things,” he said. “You may not think that you may have any direct evidence or may have not heard or seen anything, but your video camera, in a lot of instances, personal security, home security systems, pick up a lot.”

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