Wichita police end a hostage situation Friday afternoon by shooting the gunman.
Police were called to a disturbance at a house in the 1400 block of South Main. There they found man holding a gun to a woman's back. Police say the man pointed his weapon at an officer. Officers opened fire and shot the man twice.
The man was taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition. The hostage was uninjured.
Officers locked down Hamilton Middle School and Harry Elementary School as a precaution. They say the students at those schools were never in danger.