66-year-old man killed in south Wichita shooting

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Police say a 66-year-old man who was shot at his south Wichita mobile home early Sunday morning has died. 

Officers were called just before 2:30 a.m. to a shooting at the Lamp Lighter Mobile Home Park near MacArthur and Hydraulic. They arrived to find the victim, Arthur Goebel, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Goebel was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Lt. Jason Stephens said the investigation revealed that an "unknown male" had forced entry into the home. Goebel confronted the suspect and was shot. 

Further details were not provided, and Lt. Stephens encourages anyone with information to call police. 

Goebel's death is Wichita's 21st homicide of 2017. 

But to his family and close friends he's so much more than a number.

Pastor Dave Beeson says he's known Goebel for at least 20 years.  Beeson is pastor of "The Center" church on South Meridian where Goebel and his family went to church.

Beeson said he and Goebel were at dinner only the earlier evening.  Beeson said, "I talked to Art every day.  Saturday night we were together having a men's Bible study at Buffalo Wild Wings.  Saw him at 9:05.  And I told him I'd see him Sunday morning at church.  And he was taken out about 2:30 Sunday morning."  

Beeson said roses were put in Goebel's usual chair at church Sunday morning.

"It was a day of mourning for us as a body here because he was family.  He was a father, a grandfather and a friend to everybody who walked in the door. And always a giver. He was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back." 

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A person is critically hurt in a shooting early Sunday morning.

Wichita Police rushed to a mobile home park near Hydraulic and MacArthur around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found a man who was shot. Police spoke to residents and have good leads on the case.

This marks the third shooting in 24 hours in Wichita.

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