Crime & Courts

Police: Shelton shooting victim uncooperative

A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday morning after being shot after two people broke into a house in north Wichita, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said.
A 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday morning after being shot after two people broke into a house in north Wichita, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. The Wichita Eagle

Wichita police continue to investigate a shooting that left a man critically injured Monday morning.

The 19-year-old man was shot three times in the stomach shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of North Shelton, authorities have said. He was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, where he is in serious condition.

The victim is not cooperating with investigators, Lt. James Espinoza said. He is a documented gang member, and police think the shooting was gang-related.

The victim initially told police an unknown man and woman broke out glass in a rear sliding door and confronted him in the hallway. The man then shot the victim with a small chrome handgun and the two suspects left in a white minivan.

The man’s girlfriend and a toddler were in a back bedroom when the shooting occurred. They were not hurt.

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