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Woman shot in back after hearing late-night knock on the door, Wichita police say

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Wichita police Sgt. Robert Henning said officers found two men with gunshot wounds to their legs after a drive-by shooting on the south side of the Kansas city. Both men are expected to survive. (Feb. 12, 2019)

Wichita police say a woman was shot in her back after hearing a late-night knock at the door.

Police responded at around 1 a.m. Friday to a home in the 800 block of South San Pablo, near Lincoln and Governeour in southeast Wichita, Officer Charley Davidson said. They found a 58-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her back. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

“The investigation revealed the victim heard a knock at the door, and then an unknown suspect fired multiple shots from outside of the residence,” Davidson said. “We do not believe (the shooting) at this time to be a random act.”

It is not known if the woman was answering the door when the shots were fired, Davidson said. Three other people were home at the time — a 27-year-old man, a 26-year-old woman and a 6-month-old baby girl. They were not injured in the shooting.

Police did not have a suspect description available in the aggravated battery and assault case. They ask anyone with information on the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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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