WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two teenagers are dead following a shooting in south Wichita.
According to the Wichita Police Department, at around 9:20 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the call of a shooting at the River Walk Apartments in the 2800 block of S. Emporia. 911 callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and a loud crash.
Upon arrival, officers found evidence of a shooting in the parking lot, damage to one of the parking garages at the apartment complex, and a vehicle that crashed into a storage unit.
Inside the garage, police found a male driver and a female passenger unresponsive in the vehicle. Upon removal, it was discovered that they both had suffered gunshot wounds.
Police identified the victims in the shooting as 17-year-old Alexis Cervantes Martinez and 16-year-old Mariah Zamora. Both are from Wichita. Cervantes-Martinez was pronounced dead on the scene. Zamora was transported to an area hospital, where she later died.
Investigators from the department said they learned that the two had come to the location to participate in a drug transaction set up on social media. During the meeting, multiple shots were fired by a suspect, striking and fatally injuring both victims. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact detectives at 316-268-4407 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 316- 267-2111.