Crime & Courts

Man in serious condition after being shot near 15th and Holyoke, police say

A man in his 50s was rushed into surgery after being shot in the upper chest near 15th and Holyoke on Saturday, Wichita Sgt. Vanessa Rusco said.

“They’re serious injuries,” Rusco said.

Officers were called to the shooting scene around 1:30 p.m. They found a man with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Rusco said he was shot in the street opposite the side where a bullet casing was found, presumably from a handgun.

“We do know that there was some vehicle that was involved and that he was shot in the street at 15th and Holyoke,” she said, adding she thought the suspect was alone in the vehicle.

“At this point, we have very little information. We don’t know the shooter’s identity nor the vehicle information,” Rusco said.

Ashley Littleton said her children, ages 11 and 6, were riding their bicycles on the nearby sidewalk and rushed home.

“They said ... ‘Mom there is blood everywhere. You have to come now,”’ Littleton recalled. “This is getting to close to home.”

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