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Police identify shooting victim found dead in Wichita health club parking lot

Police: Shooting victim found dead in Wichita parking lot

Wichita police Lt. Jason Cooley said a man in his mid-20s was found with an apparent gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the crime scene at the Genesis Health Clubs parking lot at 13th and West. (Feb. 6, 2019)
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Wichita police Lt. Jason Cooley said a man in his mid-20s was found with an apparent gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the crime scene at the Genesis Health Clubs parking lot at 13th and West. (Feb. 6, 2019)

One person has died after a shooting in west Wichita on Wednesday night, officials said.

Emergency crews were called to a reported shooting in the parking lot of a Genesis Health Club near 13th and West around 8:40 p.m.

Wichita police Lt. Jason Cooley said officers were first called to investigate a “check shots” call of four to five gunshots in the area around 8:35 p.m. Within 5 minutes, new calls to 911 were reporting a shooting victim found lying in a parking lot. Several people stopped to help the man before paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police identified him Thursday as Lorenzo Wade, 22, of Wichita.

He was found lying in the parking lot at Genesis Health Clubs along the entrance to Morgans Landing apartments. Investigators are speaking with witnesses and looking for video surveillance from area businesses. The area businesses and apartments do not appear to have any connection to the incident, police said.

It is not immediately known from where the shots were fired, police said.

Wichita police are seeking the public’s help solving this case. To report a tip anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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