Wichita police on Tuesday identified the man killed in a weekend parking lot shootout as 25-year-old Erick Vazquez.
Vazquez and a friend had gone to the strip mall at 13th and Vesta, between Oliver and Hillside, around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday to buy cigarettes when two groups of people pulled out guns and started shooting at each other. Vazquez was waiting in a truck when he was hit.
Vazquez’s death is the city’s 19th homicide of the year. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the police department’s homicide section at 316-268-4181 or Wichita-Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.