WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department has identified one of the two victims of a deadly suspected fentanyl poisoning.
The WPD has identified the first of two victims as 20-year-old Stevie Metts from Wichita. The second was a 35-year-old man from Wichita.
According to the WPD, they received a call at 8:35 a.m. Sunday for the report of an overdose in the 2900 block of S. Washington.
Officers say they arrived to find Metts and the 35-year-old man unresponsive and unconscious at an unhoused encampment south of the John Mack Bridge. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The WPD says officers found a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman nearby. They were unresponsive and unconscious.
Both were transported to a local hospital in grave condition, according to the WPD.
An investigation is ongoing.
“The investigation is still in its preliminary stages, however, we believe this to be a case of
fentanyl poisoning,” the WPD said.