Two men in their 30s were killed in unrelated shootings Saturday morning, bringing the number of homicides in Wichita this year to 13.
The first shooting occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Police responded to reports of gunshots at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of South Rock Road.
A 39-year-old man was found shot outside the complex and pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not release the victim’s name.
At 7:19 a.m., police responded to a call of a shooting at Gilbert and Water, where they found a 34-year-old man had been shot in the back.
The man was transported in critical condition to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis, where he was pronounced dead.
A man is being held in connection with that shooting, police said. They did not release the victim’s name Saturday.
“We’re still investigating,” said Lt. Todd Ojile.
Wichita has now had four fatal shootings in May.
Last week, a 33-year-old man, Christopher Ray James, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the May 21 shooting of Jose Estrada-Andrade near 21st and Waco.
On May 7, police said, two rival gangs were involved in a shooting that killed Mario Brown, 22, in a parking lot on 13th Street, just west of Hillside.
The number of homicides in Wichita is on track to exceed all of last year, when the city had 18.