Man Shot & Killed in S. Wichita

Ted Woodward
November 15, 2017 - 1:29 pm



A man was shot and killed in Wichita, near 31st South & Hydraulic.

Police Lt. Todd Ojile says a 51-year-old man was visiting some friends at a house in the 1400 block of E. Gidley; officers were called to the scene after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers found the victim in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was hospitalized, but pronounced dead in less than an hour.

Investigators believe the victim had been standing outside alone when a vehicle pulled up, words were exchanged with somebody in the car, and the man was shot.

Lt. Ojile says investigators believe this was not random, and that the victim had been "targeted, somehow, some way."

This is Wichita's second homicide investigation in a 24-hour period.


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