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Man with two gunshot wounds dies

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 12:06 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 6:04 a.m.

A 30-year-old man who walked into the Wesley Medical Center emergency room Wednesday night after being shot died Thursday morning, police said.

The victim died at about 11 a.m., Lt. Ken Landwehr said.

Homicide detectives spent Thursday afternoon in the 1800 block of North Minneapolis looking for clues in the case. They focused their investigation on a duplex on the east side of the street.

Lt. Doug Nolte said the man walked into Wesley about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday seeking medical attention. Doctors discovered two gunshot wounds — one to his left arm and one to his lower left side.

It's not clear yet whether the victim was shot twice, or the same bullet struck him in the torso after going through his arm, Nolte said.

Police were able to talk to the victim only briefly before he went into surgery. He told police he was shot somewhere on 17th Street, Nolte said, but he wasn't sure where.

Security video at the hospital shows the victim getting out of a blue Chevy Uplander and walking into the emergency room. Police would like to talk to the driver of the Uplander.

"We don't believe this person was involved in the shooting other than to transport the victim and give a hand," Nolte said. "We're not considering it a suspect vehicle.

"This person might have some information on where the victim was located and possibly what happened."

Anyone who has information on the incident should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, Nolte said.

Tips may also be sent to Crime Stoppers online at www.wsccs.com or by text via CRIMES (274637). Begin the message with TIP217.

Contributing: Hurst Laviana of The Eagle Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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