Police report southwest Wichita shooting was self-inflicted

Authorities are investigating a shooting at 47th Street South and Ridge Road, (KSN Photo)
Authorities are investigating a shooting at 47th Street South and Ridge Road, (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Police report a shooting that took place on 47th Street South near Ridge Road Wednesday afternoon was self-inflicted.  The incident happened around 3:20 p.m.

Lt. Lin Dehning, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies found an 18-year-old woman in a pickup truck with a gunshot wound. Dehning said authorities determined the incident was a self-inflicted shooting.

Forth-Seventh Street South west of Ridge Road was closed for about three hours as deputies investigated the incident.

The after-school program at Oatville Elementary School in Haysville was placed on lock-down as a result of the shooting.