A violent clash inside an apartment at a north Wichita complex left four men with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning, police said.
One of the four victims, a 25-year-old man, is in critical condition at a local hospital, Capt. Troy Livingston said.
“We are still trying to discern everyone’s involvement,” Livingston said. “I think we’ve got some of our main players identified. However, when you have a scene like this that is so violent and everyone is injured, information comes slowly.”
Officers responded to a report of a shooting just after 4 a.m. at Calvary Towers apartments in the 2600 block of North Grove. One of the victims was found inside the apartment where the shootings occurred, Livingston said. The complex is at 25th and Grove.
Others were taken to local hospitals by private vehicle.
The most critically injured victim, the 25-year-old, has gunshot wounds to his upper right chest and both legs, Livingston said.
A 41-year-old man has gunshot wounds to his right foot, right arm and right leg.
A 29-year-old man was shot in his stomach and left leg, and a Sedgwick County dispatcher said he was transported to Via Christi Hospital in serious condition.
A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg.
At least one of the victims walked into Via Christi Hospital St. Francis for treatment of his gunshot wounds, the dispatcher said, and another walked into Wesley Medical Center.
Crime scene investigators are still processing the apartment where the shootings took place.
“We believe there was an exchange of gunfire,” Livingston said. “Now it’s just a process of … identifying the roles.”
Police are still looking for witnesses, he said.
“I can’t say we’re not looking for more people,” Livingston said. “Could there be more people involved? Perhaps.”
Police officials aren’t ready to talk about what role, if any, gang-related activities or feuds played in the shootings.
Officers checked apartments next to and below the one where the shootings occurred, Livingston said, but found no more shooting victims.
More information about the shooting may be released later Thursday, he said. If not, an update will be presented at a briefing for media at City Hall Friday morning.