Police: Suspect killed, man critically hurt in south Wichita shooting

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police say a 32-year-old suspect was killed and another person critically injured in a south Wichita shooting that could be drug related. 

Officers were called just after midnight Wednesday to a shooting in the 1800 block of South Topeka, near Funston. They arrived to find two men, ages 32 and 35, with critical injuries. Capt. Brent Allred said the 32-year-old man later died. 

The investigation revealed that the 32-year-old suspect, who was armed with a handgun, went to the home and knocked on the door, and the 35-year-old resident wouldn't let the suspect man inside.

Capt. Brent Allred said the 32-year-old man fired one shot through the front door, striking the resident. 

"The 32-year-old male then forced open the front door and went inside," Capt. Allred said. "And as this was going on, the 35-year-old male was able to retrieve a handgun and was able to fire several rounds at the 32-year-old male."

Allred said the shooting was not random and could be drug related. No names have been released. 

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