Crime & Courts

53-year-old man injured in drive-by shooting near Planeview Park, Wichita police say

Thursday update: Wichita police are searching for a shooter in a drive-by shooting that sent a 53-year-old man to the hospital.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Ross Parkway and Whitney in southeast Wichita’s Planeview Neighborhood, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said at a news conference Thursday morning.

The 53-year-old man was traveling in an Oldsmobile at that location when someone in blue Sedan that was traveling the opposite direction opened fired on the Oldsmobile. The 53-year-old was shot in the upper body and his injuries were non-life-threatening, Davidson said.

The shooter’s motive was unknown Thursday morning, Davidson said. An unoccupied residence was also hit during the shooting.

Anyone who wants to provide information about the shooting should call Wichita Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Callers can remain anonymous.

Original story:

Police are investigating an injury shooting near a south Wichita park.

Emergency crews were called just after 9 p.m. to the 4000 block of South Stearman for a reported shooting with injuries, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. The supervisor said he was not permitted to say how many patients were hurt or release their conditions.

The address of the shooting is on the southwest side of Planeview Park, near 31st Street South and Oliver.

The Wichita Police Department is investigating.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.