Wichita woman still in critical condition after home invasion, shooting

08/25/2014 12:31 PM

08/25/2014 4:44 PM

Police are still trying to identify the three men who forced their way into a southeast Wichita house and shot a woman.

The 25-year-old victim wasn’t breathing when authorities arrived Saturday night, according to a police document, but an EMS crew revived her. She was taken to Wesley Medical Center in “extremely critical condition” and immediately went into surgery, Lt. Todd Ojile said Monday.

She remains in critical condition in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Wesley, Ojile said.

Investigators learned that three men came to the house in the 1000 block of South Eastern at about 11 p.m. Saturday, Ojile said. While at least one of the men talked to a woman who answered the front door, another suspect pulled out a gun and forced his way in.

The 25-year-old victim walked into the living room from another part of the house and the armed intruder fired several shots at her, hitting her in the leg and chest, Ojile said.

“We do not believe she was targeted,” Ojile said, adding that the suspect appeared to shoot because he was surprised by her unexpected entrance.

The intruders immediately left in an unknown vehicle. Evidence found at the house indicates it was a location where marijuana was being prepared for sale, Ojile said.

The incident appears to be “an attempted residential robbery of a drug house,” he said.

The shooting victim lives at the house northeast of Harry and Rock Road with two sisters, ages 16 and 18, her 21-year-old boyfriend and another 21-year-old man, Ojile said.

The victims have not provided a description of the suspects, he said.

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