The WPD says the shots heard by firefighters Saturday morning were fireworks
The Wichita Police department has confirmed that the "shots fired" call early Saturday morning was due to fireworks and not gunfire. Authorities say the firefighters were not in danger.
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita Police are working to determine who fired shots and why near downtown early Saturday morning. Shots were heard in the area of 8th and Broadway and they were heard very close to the area of where firefighters were on scene monitoring an early-morning fire.
Around 5:30 a.m. WPD received a call of a 'firefighter in trouble' in the 900 block of N Broadway. Fire crews were in the area monitoring a fire and were talking to citizens and while they were out, firefighters heard shots being fired very close to them. Turns out, no firefighters or civilians were hurt, but officials say anytime shots are fired it is scary.
"If anyone knows anything or has heard anything about this... finds any evidence… cartridge casings… shell casings… definitely give 911 a call… especially in this area," Sgt. Paul Kimble with the Wichita Police Department said.
There will be officers in the area for a little while as the investigation continues. If you know anything about this incident, investigators ask you to call 911.