Wichita teen identified in deadly shooting Saturday


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A man is dead after a shooting that took place in Wichita Saturday.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the Wichita Police Department received a call about a shooting and a man down near the intersection of Richmond and Walker.

According to Wichita police, they arrived on the scene to find 17-year-old Diego Benitez of Wichita with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.

EMS and the Wichita Fire Department arrived on the scene and pronounced Benitez dead.

An investigation by Wichita police revealed that an unknown suspect had contacted Benitez and shot him multiple times. According to Wichita police, this was not a random incident and drugs are believed to be involved.

Wichita police ask that if you know any information to call their investigation section at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or Crimestoppers at 316-267-2111.

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