Man shot in face by intruder

08/13/2014 12:39 PM

08/13/2014 1:43 PM

Police are combing for clues in a shooting at a home in north-central Wichita late Tuesday night.

A 34-year-old man woke up at about 11 p.m. Tuesday to find a stranger standing in his bedroom at a home in the 2200 block of North Piatt, Lt. James Espinoza said. The intruder shot the resident once in the face and then left the house.

The victim, though wounded, fetched his 9-year-old son from another bedroom and drove himself to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, Espinoza said. He remains in serious condition at the hospital.

The boy was placed in protective custody because his father is hospitalized, Espinoza said.

“At this point, there’s nothing that has been identified as being taken,” he said.

Although the investigation is in its early stages, Espinoza said, there’s no indication the victim has ties to a gang. Investigators have no identifying details on the suspect, he sad.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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