WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department is investigating two shootings Saturday and Sunday that left two men injured.
100 block of North Cleveland
Deputy Chief Troy Livingston tells us the first incident happened in the 100 block of North Cleveland at 11:30 p.m.
The victims say they were in a confrontation with the suspects over music at a block party.
They told police one suspect retrieved a handgun from a black SUV and demanded the victims’ jewelry, firing once, hitting the 24-year-old man in the arm.
The man was taken by EMS to St. Francis Hospital. The second victim was not injured.
Officers say the suspects fled in the SUV.
200 block of North Rock Island
Livingston says the second incident happened just after midnight in the 200 block of North Rock Island.
He says police were flagged down by Signal 88 security in connection to a shooting.
When they arrived, they found shell casings in the street and began searching for victims.
The first victim was found in a parking garage located in the 200 block of North Mosley. He suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and arm. The victim also suffered a wound to the head, but was determined non-serious.
He was transported to a local area hospital in serious condition but is expected to live.
Another victim was found near the scene, who suffered a hip injury due to bullet fragments. He was treated and released at the scene.
Livingston says video obtained from the area shows four men approach the victims and begin a fight. He says the video only shows one suspect firing a weapon.
Livingston says two handguns have been recovered in the area of the incident. Although it is early in the investigation, he says he believes the incident is not random and the two groups of men know one another. The deputy chief also said there is reason to believe the shooting was gang related.
Police also say the two shootings are not related.