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Wichita police truck shot at while parked in front of officer's house

Wichita police say patrol truck was shot at in front of driver's home

An unoccupied Wichita police truck was shot at while it was parked in front of an officer's home. Multiple gunshots damaged the passenger's side door, according to a release from the department on Monday. (4/23/2018)
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An unoccupied Wichita police truck was shot at while it was parked in front of an officer's home. Multiple gunshots damaged the passenger's side door, according to a release from the department on Monday. (4/23/2018)

An unoccupied Wichita Police Department patrol truck was shot at while it was parked in front of an officer's house overnight.

Multiple gunshots damaged the passenger's side door, according to a release from the department. Reports of gunshots were made at 12:45 a.m. on Monday.

The officer was home at the time, but did not hear the gunshots, according to Deputy Police 1Chief Troy Livingston. The officer didn't notice the vandalism until early Monday morning. No injuries were reported, and no suspects have been identified.

The incident occurred in a northeast Wichita neighborhood near 21st and K-96. The exact location was not released due to concerns for officer safety.

This incident comes less than a week after a Wichita police officer working off-duty security outside the East Warren Theatre appeared to have been the target of an ambush style attack by a gunman. No one was injured, and the officer's vehicle wasn't hit.

This occurred Wednesday at the theater, 11611 E 13th St., near K-96. The driver continued on the shoulder of K-96 and left the area.

Livingston said it is not known if the two incidents are related, but it is something they will investigate.

If you have any information regarding the vandalism, contact Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or Wichita detectives at 316-268-4407.

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