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Man dead after shooting on Wabash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 9:32 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at 7:29 a.m.

A man in his 20s died after a shooting Saturday night near Murdock and Mosley, Wichita police said.

The shooting, reported shortly after 9 p.m., apparently occurred inside a home in the 800 block of North Wabash, police Capt. Rusty Leeds said at the scene.

Leeds said police have not yet positively identified the victim, but believe they know who he is.

He said several people connected to the incident were being interviewed at City Hall late Saturday. He also said police think they have located everyone they need to interview, but he declined to say whether a suspect was in custody.

Leeds said other people were present when the shooting occurred, but he declined to comment on their role in the incident.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, Leeds said.

He would not say whether the victim lives in the home where he was found dead.

“It’s way too early in the investigation to indicate whether or not this is a murder,” Leeds said. “The initial call indicated that this was a shooting – that one person had shot another – so we are investigating a possible murder.”

The victim, who a dispatcher said suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the head, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers blocked traffic on Wabash and cordoned off the scene – a small, one-story house in the McAdams neighborhood near the southwest corner of Wabash and Murdock.

Leeds said a gun had not yet been recovered. Officers and police dogs searched yards around the house and neighboring homes for evidence.

More information will be released at Monday morning’s regular police briefing with the media.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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