15-year-old boy killed in north Wichita shooting

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say a 15-year-old boy who was shot at McAdams Park on Wednesday has died. 

Officers were called at around 6 p.m. to a shooting near 13th Street North and Ohio. They arrived to find Marion Wheaton with a gunshot wound to the upper body. He died at a local hospital.

Capt. Brent Allred said the investigation revealed Wheaton and two other teens were walking in the are to meet with another 15-year-old and unknown individuals for a fight. While they were walking, a vehicle approached, a 15-year-old and an unknown person exited the vehicle and shots were fired, striking Wheaton.

Allred said the planned fight stemmed from a dispute on social media. Some of the individuals involved are documented gang members.

A USD 259 spokesperson confirmed Wheaton was a student at West High School.

Investigators have interviewed multiple people who were at the park, were involved or were witnesses. No arrests have been made.

Wheaton's death was Wichita's 24th criminal homicide of 2019. Anyone with information is asked call detectives at (316) 268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at (316) 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. 


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A teen is in critical condition after a shooting in north Wichita.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Police responded to a shooting call at McAdams Park near 13th Street North and Ohio. 

Wichita police say a group of kids was heading home from playing basketball when an "incident occurred," resulting in a juvenile teen male being shot once. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition. 

Investigators are searching for a suspect vehicle that has only been described as a dark colored SUV.  

No other details have been provided at this time. 

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