WICHITA — Her roommate went into Brittany Linton's bedroom shortly before noon on Wednesday to wake her up and make sure she wouldn't be late for work.
But Linton, 20, was dead — shot to death by her boyfriend, police say, who then turned the gun on himself at Westport Apartments, 2526 W. 31st St. South.
Zachary McGowan, 21, was next to her in bed, Wichita Police Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
"There was no history of domestic violence between the two," Landwehr said, though they had apparently gotten into a fight with other residents of the complex at the Westport swimming pool the day before the shooting.
A 25-year-old man who also lived there was home at the time of the shooting, Landwehr said, but he reported not hearing any gunshots.
The man's girlfriend returned home from work and found Linton and McGowan on the bed.