Teenager Arrested for Fatal shooting of Two Teens in Wichita
A 14-year-old teenager has been accused of fatally shooting two other teens in Wichita, Kansas on Friday night, according to authorities. The suspect, whose name has not been released due to being a minor, was arrested on charges of felony murder and juvenile possession of a firearm.
The tragic incident took place in the 1700 block of North Old Manor, where shots were reported at around 11:56 p.m. CST. The victims, identified as 19-year-old Jhiquez Roberts and 14-year-old Emoni Shears, were able to drive themselves to a nearby hospital but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries.
It is believed that the suspect and the victims knew each other. Wichita police spokesperson Juan Rebolledo confirmed that neither of the victims lived at the location where the shooting occurred. The investigation is ongoing, with Wichita Police Chief Joe Sullivan emphasizing the need to find alternatives to violence.
“The loss of a child’s life is always disheartening. As a community, we must demonstrate to our young people that there are alternatives to violence,” Sullivan said in a statement.
This incident marks the third and fourth homicides of the year in Wichita, highlighting the urgency to address issues related to gun violence and youth involvement in such crimes.
The Wichita Police Department is working diligently to gather more information and evidence regarding the case. They are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist in the investigation.
As the community mourns the loss of these young lives, it serves as a somber reminder of the consequences of violence. Authorities and community leaders are calling for unity and proactive measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.
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