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Police identify man killed in south Wichita shooting

Authorities investigate a shooting reported in the 2000 block of South Seneca on Wednesday. (Oct. 26, 2016)
Authorities investigate a shooting reported in the 2000 block of South Seneca on Wednesday. (Oct. 26, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Samuel D. Resendez, a 46-year-old man from the Wichita area, was identified as the victim of Wednesday afternoon’s fatal shooting, according to Wichita police.

Police are still trying to determine what led to an argument between Resendez and another man before Resendez was shot in the parking lot of a strip mall at 2025 S. Seneca, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said Thursday morning. Resendez was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

An argument in a parking lot culminated in a shooting that left one man in critical condition Wednesday afternoon. Video by Stan Finger

“Everything’s still being investigated at this time to determine all the details of exactly what occurred during this case,” Davidson said.

Witnesses told police that an argument broke out between two men and escalated until one fired two shots at the other, police said Wednesday.

The suspect is described a Hispanic man wearing all blue who left the parking lot in a white Range Rover with California tags, police said. That vehicle was later recovered at Maxwell and Walnut.

Davidson said no arrests have been made.

Authorities are investigating a shooting reported in the 2000 block of South Seneca. The victim, a man, was taken by ambulance to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis with a gunshot wound to the chest at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to emerge

Contributing: Stan Finger and Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle

Daniel Salazar: 316-269-6791, @imdanielsalazar

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