Wichita police said Thursday it was an argument at an apartment at 2600 S. Topeka that led to the stabbing of a 21-year-old Wichita man Wednesday afternoon.
Hospital staff at Via Christi on Harry called 911 at about 3:25 p.m. about a man who was dropped off outside the hospital with multiple stab wounds. About an hour later, police learned the location of the incident and interviewed those at the apartment at the time, a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old, Lt. Randy Reynolds said Thursday.
“There was an argument between these three individuals, one of which was armed with a gun and one of which was armed with a knife,” Reynolds said. “During this argument a shot was fired. The victim was stabbed multiple times and was transported, presumably by a friend, to the hospital, where he was dumped in the parking lot.”
The victim was in serious condition Thursday but is expected to live, Reynolds said. He suffered stab wounds to his upper torso and neck. After initially being treated at St. Joseph, he was transported to Via Christi on St. Francis.
No arrests have been made in the case. Police were unable to say Thursday what provoked the stabbing, and whether the victim was the aggressor in the altercation. Police have also not spoken with the stabbing victim as of Thursday morning because he was still recovering.
Police have recovered the knife but have not found the gun involved in the altercation. The apartment where the altercation took place does not belong to the victim, Reynolds said.
Police are looking for the vehicle that dropped off the victim at the hospital. Reynolds said it is a 2007 silver Chevrolet Trailblazer with Kansas license plate 953 EUR.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s gang unit or Crime Stoppers. Tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 316-267-2111, by texting TIP 217 and a message to CRIMES (274637) or by going online at www.wsccs.com.