Crime & Courts

Teen shot on his way home from playing basketball at McAdams Park, Wichita police say

Wichita police are investigating a Wednesday evening shooting that sent a teenage boy to the hospital in critical condition.

Officers were called at around 6:01 p.m. to a shooting at 13th and Cleveland, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

Emergency radio traffic indicated that the 911 caller said one teenage patient had a gunshot wound, wasn’t breathing and was unresponsive. The calling party was on the south end of McAdams Park between a baseball field and Interstate 135. The possible shooters were described as teenagers in a black Jeep.

Police Lt. Lenny Rose said officers found a teenage boy who had been shot once. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Detectives are speaking with witnesses who were with the child during the shooting.

“As far as we know, the kids were going to the park to play basketball and were on their way back to their houses (at the time of the shooting),” Rose said.

Officers said over their radios that they had found bullet casings at the scene.

Rose said he did not have any information on the suspected shooters, but he described the suspect vehicle as a dark-colored SUV. He said police do not know if the shooting was a drive-by.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 911.

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