WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 17-year-old male was arrested on charges of three counts of aggravated battery and criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, stemming from a shooting in late April.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, officers responded to a call at a business in the 1600 block of South George Washington Boulevard where a party was being held. It is alleged the 17-year-old male and a second unknown suspect fired multiple shots at the party location, striking multiple victims.
Upon arrival, officers located three males, a 27-year-old, 25-year-old and a 20-year-old, all with gunshot wounds to their bodies. The 27-year-old male and 20-year-old male were taken to Wesley hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The 25-year-old male refused to seek medical treatment.
Shortly after at St. Joseph hospital, officers contacted a 19-year-old female who arrived with a gunshot injury to her leg and elbow, and gunshot damage to her vehicle. She was also treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Wichita Police Department believes the incident was “not random”, though specific motives are currently unclear.
The investigation is ongoing and if you have any additional information please call WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.