Police believe man killed mother, then himself in northwest Wichita home
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police believe a 57-year-old man shot and killed his 80-year-old mother before fatally shooting himself.
Officers were performing a welfare check in the 4800 block of North Portwest at around 6:20 a.m. Friday. They were informed upon arrival that Margaret O'Neil did not answer the door for a friend, which was out of the ordinary.
Police officers saw through a window that Margaret was lying on the kitchen floor, and they forced entry into the home. WPD spokesperson Kristopher Gupilan said in a release that it appeared Margaret had been shot multiple times.
"Margaret's son, 57-year-old Michael O'Neil of Wichita, was found inside the residence with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," the release said. "At this time, investigators believe that this incident is a murder-suicide."
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call WPD detectives at (316) 268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at (316) 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.
Wichita police say two people say a man and woman have been found dead in a home on the city's northwest side.
Officers were dispatched at around 6:20 a.m. Friday to a welfare check in the 4800 block of North Portwest, which is southwest of 53rd Street North and Meridian.
Police spokesperson Aaron Moses said officers forced entry and found an 80-year-old woman and 57-year-old man in the home dead of gunshot wounds. Moses said that the two were related.
"The indication from out initial review of the scene is that everybody involved in this incident is here," Moses said. "There are no outstanding suspects in this case at this time."
Additional case details were not provided at the scene.
Friday morning's incident comes amid a violent week in Wichita. A 14-year-old boy was killed Monday night, a man and woman were found fatally shot Tuesday morning, and two people were discovered dead in a parking garage in Old Town early Thursday. Arrests have been made in those cases. Find links to those stories below.