Police identify man killed in Wichita shooting

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Wichita police have identified a 31-year-old man who died after a shooting Sunday evening. 

Officers were called at around 9:30 p.m. to a shooting in the 1200 block of South Minneapolis, near Lincoln and Hydraulic. They arrived on scene to find the victim, James Walker III, in the front yard of a home. He has been shot numerous timed, Lt. Todd Ojile said.

Walker was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 a.m. Monday. 

Lt. Ojile said several adults at children were at the home for a get-together. While some of the adults were in the front yard, three or four people walked up and began firing, striking Walker. The suspects the ran north and have not been located. 

"The remaining individuals at the house fled the residence, and detectives and SCAT officers spent the majority of the night trying to track them down for interviews," Ojile said, adding that the shooting was a targeted incident. 

No suspect descriptions were immediately available. Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the WPD homicide section at (316) 268-4184, or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. 

Walker's death is Wichita's tenth homicide of 2017. The city's ninth homicide of the year happened just hours before.


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A man was has died after suffering several gunshot wounds Sunday night in Wichita. 

Dispatchers said the call came in about 9:30 p.m. from a home in the 1200 block of South Minneapolis. That's near Lincoln and Hydraulic. 

KAKE news crews was on scene after a man in his 30s was hit several times in the chest and abdomen. That victim was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Police are looking for suspects, but no suspect or suspect vehicle descriptions were given. Several neighbors were seen milling about the area following the incident, but none had any comment. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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