Police: Bullet that killed Wichita woman possibly from high-powered rifle

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A Wichita police official said the bullet that killed a woman whose body was found in a parking lot on St. Patrick's Day could have been fired from a high-powered rifle. 

Sandra Flores, 26, was found shot to death at around 7:40 a.m. Friday, March 17, at South Seneca and Crawford streets. That's at the Westway Shopping Center, which is just south of Pawnee. 

"Investigators are still working to determine if Miss Flores was a targeted victim or if her death might have been a random or unintended shooting," Lt. Todd Ojile said Monday morning. "Investigators believe that it's possible that the shot that struck and killed Miss Flores could have been fired from a high-powered rifle ... from some distance away."

So far, investigators have received no tips in Flores' death, Ojile said. 

"This could've been a shot that was fired just up in the air and came down. We are not saying that this was a sniper attack. We are not saying that this was an intended kill or anything. We do not know what it is right now. 

Family looking for answers in apparent random murder

Anyone in the neighborhood or anyone in the area who may have heard gunshots on the morning of March 17th to call 911, Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111 or investigations at (316) 268-4407.  

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