Man dead, woman hurt in domestic violence shooting, Wichita police say

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A domestic violence shooting in south Wichita ended with a man dead and a woman critically hurt. Wichita police are investigating the shooting as a "domestic violence aggravated battery incident."

Someone who lives at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of South Emporia called police to report a couple fighting at around 11:15 Saturday night. During the fight, police say the 23-year-old boyfriend shot at his 23-year-old girlfriend.

When officers arrived, they contacted the woman by phone. Officers forced their way into the apartment after she started screaming, and they heard another gunshot. The officers found the woman with a gunshot to her stomach, and the 23-year-old man had a gunshot to his head. Investigators say the man's injuries appeared to be self-inflicted.

The woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and the man, identified as Brandon Sandoval, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the woman remained in critical condition Monday morning.

The Wichita Police Department encourages you to reach out to one of the following resources if you know of someone in a dangerous domestic relationship:

  • Sedgwick County 911
  • Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter - 263-6000
  • YWCA Women's Crisis Center - 263-2313
  • Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center - 263-0185
  • StepStone - 265-1611
  • Women's Initiative Network - 262-3960
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233

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A man is dead and a woman is hurt after a shooting late Saturday night in south Wichita.

Wichita Police officer said they responded to an apartment complex after 11 p.m. on south Emporia – near Pawnee and Broadway.

A man was apparently shot and killed. A woman was shot and suffered serious injuries. The incident appears to be a result of domestic violence. As of early Sunday, the woman was in surgery for her injuries. The man and woman are in their 20’s. There are no other suspects in this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

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