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December 13, 2012

Police: No previous history of violence between husband and wife involved in shooting

There had no history of domestic violence with the couple involved in a deadly shooting incident in south Wichita Wednesday night, a police official said Thursday.

There had no history of domestic violence with the couple involved in a deadly shooting incident in south Wichita Wednesday night, a police official said Thursday.

Officers responding to a 911 call made by the guardian of a 37-year-old woman heard a gunshot as they were preparing to enter the house in the 2200 block of East 53rd Street South at 9:41 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Todd Ojile said.

When officers entered the house near Hydraulic, they found a 38-year-old man in the living room, Ojile said. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. A police report identified the man as Hoang Tuan.

Officers checked the rest of the house and found the woman in a back bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to Wesley Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition on Thursday morning.

There was no indication of a physical disturbance in the house, Ojile said. The guardian reported the woman told him they had been in an argument, she had shot her husband and she planned to kill herself.

Information on what the argument was about has not been released.

The shooting raised Wichita’s homicide total for 2012 to 24, Ojile said.

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