Police Search For Suspect After South Wichita Shooting

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wichita Police are asking for help finding a suspect in connection to an early morning shooting.

Authorities were called to the scene in the 1900 block of E. Marion around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday. A woman called 911 to report that her husband had been shot in the back while sitting on the couch.

A man in his 20s was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Investigators found a shell casing at the scene, but officers say it is unclear who may have shot the victim.

Neighbors reported seeing a suspicious, dark-colored vehicle in the area at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

UPDATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A man in his 20s was taken to a Wichita hospital early Wednesday morning after he was shot in his home on the city's south side.

Wichita Police Sgt. Brian Sigman said the man was shot once in the back inside a house in the 1900 block of East Marion Road, in a neighborhood southeast of Pawnee and Southeast Boulevard.

"The preliminary investigation right now has us to believe that somebody walked up next to the house, possibly using a high-powered rifle and shot through a sliding glass window, hitting our victim," Sigman said.

That man was taken to Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in critical condition, but Sigman said the man was able to talk with police and emergency crews. The victim said he had no idea who might have shot him or why he was targeted.

"He was sitting right inside of some real heavy blinds right where he was shot," Sigman said. "Didn't see anybody; didn't hear anything. He can't really give us a whole lot to go off of."

Detectives found a shell from a second shot in the driveway of the neighboring house, Sigman said. Police believe the suspect accidentally fired the gun while running away.

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