Couple shot several times at their south Wichita home

A husband and wife were shot several times at their home in south Wichita late Wednesday night, and police have little to go on as they search for the suspects and a motive.

A 49-year-old man was in his driveway in the 1000 block of West Marlboro, near Seneca south of Pawnee, when two men approached him and began shooting just before 10:45 p.m., Capt. Brent Allred said.

The man was hit several times, but managed to run back into his house and slam the door shut. The suspects continued shooting into the house, and the man's 38-year-old wife was hit several times as well.

Two other adults in the house, a 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, were not injured, Allred said.

The couple was taken to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus for treatment, Allred said, and they are expected to survive despite both being shot several times.

Investigators are not sure whether multiple weapons were used, and the motive for the shooting remains a mystery.

While officers have been to that house in the past, Allred said, it was not for any incidents that might suggest why the couple or that address was chosen.

One of the suspects wore glasses, the male victim told police, while the other had green eyes. Detectives hoped to talk to the victims more today at the hospital.

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