Cars found charred in Wichita's Riverside neighborhood

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Justin has owned his Jeep for less than five months and now it sits in ruins.

He woke up Monday morning to find his SUV in flames. 

He said, “I was quite shocked. I didn't know what to do first.”

Justin lives off 12th and Perry in Riverside and he says it's not the first time his car or his roommate's has been damaged.

He said, “We've had our garage tagged with spray paint and we've had our vehicles broken into. My roommate's tires were slashed.”

Justin isn't the only victim. Just a few blocks away on 12th and Woodrow, another vehicle was found heavily damaged by a fire.

Wichita police have turned the case over to Wichita fire investigators. At this point they can't tell us if it the fires were intentionally set or if they are connected.

“My main concern is that people do not respect other people's property," Justin said. "I don't know if it was intentional or if it was targeted or if the other individual was targeted but I do know it wasn’t an isolated incident.”

Justin says this incident has him wanting to possibly by cameras or move. 

“I have thought about moving many times. For some reason, people target this neighborhood.”

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