Woman shot 3 times, another woman goes into labor at scene of Wichita shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police say a woman walking down the street suffered several gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting and that the incident sent another woman into labor.
Officers responded at around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday to reports of a shooting at 21st Street North and Grove. They responded to find a woman in her 30s in an old bank parking lot on the southwest side of the intersection.
Lt. Joe Camp said the woman suffered gunshot wounds to an arm, foot and leg. She was stable at a local hospital, and Camp said her wounds were superficial.
Police were told at the scene that a car drove by and that occupants inside shot at the woman. Lt. Camp added that the victim and suspect(s) are known to each other.
Police Chief Joe Sullivan was also at the scene. He said a pregnant bystander was so upset that she went into labor. EMS took her to the hospital where she was stable Tuesday night.
"Just another wanton, reckless, careless act of gun violence," Chief Sullivan said. "I mean, who just shoots at women regardless of whether there was an argument or not, whether the people know each other or not. Why does it go to gunfire?"
No arrests have been announced.
Anyone with information can call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.