Fighting in Old Town early Sunday morning escalated into gunfire that left one dead and at least six people injured, according to Sgt. Scott Brunow of the Wichita Police Department.
By BECCY TANNER
The Wichita Eagle
Several gunshots were heard by Wichita police officers in the 100 block of North Mead in Old Town shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Brunow said.
They responded and found six victims that had been shot, Brunow said. Several were transported by private vehicles to hospitals. Three were on scene. A seventh victim did show up at an area hospital that had been shot, as well.
A 25-year-old man died from injuries from the shooting, Brunow said. Two other victims had been listed in serious condition but have since been upgraded.
Victims ranged in age from 25 to 35 years of age.
Parking lots in the 100 blocks of Mead and Rock Island off Douglas near Emerson Biggins and the Manpower offices were roped off Sunday with crime tape. Police vehicles were also in the area most of the morning as officers combed the parking lots for evidence. Pieces of clothing and bloodstains were visible in the parking lots.
More details are expected to be released at a police and media briefing on Monday.