Crews respond to active shooting call at Goodwill Industries of Kansas


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Emergency crews responded to the Goodwill Industries of Kansas Administration building near 32nd and Webb Wednesday morning. 911 dispatch received a call from the location around 8:42 a.m. of an active shooter situation.

An individual at the building located live ammunition, and a call was made to 911.

“The ammunition was given to a security officer inside of the building. A third-party called 911 indicating an active shooter,” said officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department.

Multiple officers from the Wichita and Bel Aire police responded along with the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The building was evacuated to make sure no one was in danger. There were no suspects located, and no shots were fired.

“We are continuing to investigate the situation as far as the live ammunition,” added Davidson.

Goodwill Industries is cooperating with the investigation and said staff at the location provided fast response in getting nearly 200 people out safely.

“We do have annual active shooter training for these types of situations. It proved very valuable today to get everyone out safely. It went off without a hitch.” said Molly Fox, VP of Marketing & Development Goodwill Industries.

“We took the appropriate action of having everybody exit the building. We had some staff that were a little upset. We had 85 people with developmental disabilities to keep calm and keep warm because it was cold out today. The hospital next to us, the Kansas Spine Hospital, allowed people in to keep warm,” said Emily Compton, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries.

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