NW Wichita Neighborhood Locked Down, Man Dies Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Sunday, May 20, 2012

A man has died of a self-inflicted gunshot would after a domestic disturbance, which led to a northwest Wichita neighborhood being locked down.

Police say it started when they received a call from a woman in the hospital just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. She told officers her children were alone with the man in the home in the 9700 block of West Bella Vista Street. She said something had happened and she wanted officers to make sure her children were safe.

Officers entered the home and were talking to the children when they heard a shot come from a back room where they believe the man was standing. The officers grabbed the children and ran outside the house with them. The children were not hurt.

Police then blocked off the streets in the neighborhood surrounding the house. They were asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes and advised residents who weren't home at the time of the incident to stay away.

The man was pronounced dead at around 11:00 p.m. His name has not been released.

UPDATE: Saturday, May 19, 2012

A northwest Wichita neighborhood remains on lockdown as police work to make contact with a man they believe may be barricaded inside a home.

Police say it started when they received a call from a woman in the hospital just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. She told officers her children were alone with the man in the home in the 9700 block of West Bella Vista Street. She said something had happened and she wanted officers to make sure her children were safe.

Officers entered the home and were talking to the children when they heard a shot come from a back room where they believe the man was standing. The officers grabbed the children and ran outside the house with them. The children were not hurt.

Police have blocked off the streets in the neighborhood surrounding the house. They're asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes and are advising residents who weren't home at the time of the incident to stay away.

Officials say they have not been able to communicate with the man inside the house. There is no word on his condition and his name has not been released.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Wichita neighborhood went on lockdown Saturday night while police investigated a report of a gunshot fired during a domestic disturbance. It happened just after 8:30 p.m. at a house in the 9700 block of West Bella Vista Street in northwest Wichita.

Officials say police were called to the home to investigate a report of domestic violence. The officers were making sure the children were safe when they heard a gunshot from the back of the house.

Police made sure the children were out of the house and blocked off the neighborhood, asking nearby residents to stay in their homes. At this hour, the house remains surrounded by officers who are working to determine the nature of the gunshot.

Police say they believe a man may be inside the home but they have not been able to make contact with him. No injuries have been reported.


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