An 18-year-old Haysville woman found fatally shot in a pickup just southwest of Wichita on Wednesday afternoon appears to have died from a self-inflicted wound, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
The shooting was reported at around 3 p.m. Wednesday near 47th Street South and Ridge Road after a passerby discovered it, sheriff’s Lt. Lin Dehning said.
The young woman was found in the driver’s seat of a pickup, Dehning said. The truck was parked along a gravel section of 47th about 100 yards west of Ridge. It is a remote spot, with crop fields on either side of the road.
The woman’s relatives haven’t yet been notified, Dehning said at about 4:40 p.m.