Bullets end up in west Wichita homes

WICHITA — Two west-side residents found bullets lodged in their homes this week in what are described as apparently random and possibly connected shootings, police said today.

No one was injured.

The shootings apparently occurred early Wednesday — one in the 9600 block of West Maple, the other in the 13600 block of Lost Creek, police Lt. Joe Schroeder said.

At the Maple home, where a 69-year-old woman lives, a bullet pierced the front door, a recliner and a couch before lodging between walls, he said. Neighbors heard about 10 shots.

At the Lost Creek home, where a 27-year-old woman lives, a bullet hit a garage door and lodged in a car, Schroeder said.

The shootings could be related because they occurred in the same general area, Schroeder said. They appear to be random because there's no obvious reason why either victim would be targeted, he said.

It's not clear whether someone fired from a vehicle or on foot.