Three shootings, three deaths overnight in Wichita

Happened early Saturday

June 30, 2018 - 7:02 am

Wichita Police are investigating the deaths of three people in separate, early morning shootings.   
At approximately 12:30 a.m., Officers responded to Via Christi Saint Joseph Hospital, where a 24-year-old man died after being brought in with a gunshot wound to his arm and abdomen.  Police learned the victim and his 27-year-old cousin were at his residence in the 2200 block of south Main.  The cousin was showing a firearm when it discharged, striking the victim.  The suspect is in custody.  

Later around 2 a.m., Officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 1500 block of south Water. A 29-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle parked in the street.  Police say an unknown SUV drove up next to the victim and shot him.  That man died at an area hospital.  No arrests have been made. 

At the same time, Officers responded to a shooting at an apartment in the 800 block of west 26th St. A 23-year-old man suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head.  Police say a disturbance ensued between a 25-year-old woman, her 23-year-old boyfriend, and her 34-year-old brother.  During the disturbance the brother brandished a firearm, shot the victim once and fled the scene.  The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. 

WPD is asking anyone with information on these cases to call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111 or WPD investigators at 268-4407. 

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