Two men were shot by police Monday night in separate incidents.
The first incident occurred after 8 p.m. near the intersection of Central and Woodlawn.
Shortly before 8 p.m., emergency dispatch received calls about a man who was jumping into traffic, Wichita police Capt. Hassan Ramzah said.
Police officers arrived on the scene and attempted to communicate with the man. When he pulled an unidentified object from his pocket and assumed a shooting stance, one of the officers began shooting, police said.
According to initial reports, the 42-year-old man was wounded in his upper right leg and was transported to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.
Officers had yet to identify the object the man pulled from his pocket.
Meanwhile, around 8:45 p.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of Denise Marie with reports of a man armed with a machete, emergency dispatch said.
The man was shot in the chest by police and was transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in critical condition.
So far this year, 13 people have been shot in officer-involved shootings in the Wichita area. The last officer-involved shooting was on April 13.