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Second man dies following Thursday’s shooting at W. Wichita hotel

One man is dead following a shooting at the Scotsman Inn Thursday morning.
One man is dead following a shooting at the Scotsman Inn Thursday morning.(KWCH 12)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 4:35 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update, Aug. 1, 2020 - 4 p.m. - A second person has died following Thursday’s shooting at a west Wichita hotel.

23-year-old Keion Whyte has been identified as the second person to die during the shooting.

Police said that Whyte and four others forced entry into a hotel room where William Pottorff, the first man to die during the shooting, was visiting a woman who was staying there. A disturbance ensued and Whyte and Pottorff exchanged gunfire.

Whyte showed up at a hospital following the shooting where he then died from his injuries.

Wichita Police arrested four people connected to a deadly shooting at a west Wichita hotel yesterday.
Wichita Police arrested four people connected to a deadly shooting at a west Wichita hotel yesterday.(KWCH 12/Sedgwick County Jail)

Update, July 31, 2020 - 7 a.m. - Wichita Police arrested four people connected to a deadly shooting at a west Wichita hotel yesterday.

Police arrested 23-year-olds Braxton Cooley, Akakia Farbes, and Koby Fisher, as well as 43-year-old Eugene Donnald.

Update, July 30, 2020 - 10 a.m. - Investigators with the Wichita Police Department are interviewing several suspects in the death of a 40-year-old man at the Scotsman Inn Thursday morning.

Police identified the man who was killed as William Pottorff.

According to police, Pottorff was staying with a woman in a room at the hotel when a 23-year-old man and four other men forcibly entered the room. A disturbance then occurred between the 23-year-old and Pottorff where both got out guns and shot at each other.

The 23-year-old arrived at the hospital shortly after the shooting and remains in critical condition.

Police are still looking for a motive and said this this was not a random incident and think illegal narcotics may be a factor, as well.

July 30, 2020 - 4:40 a.m. - A man is dead following a shooting at The Scotsman Inn on West Kellogg.

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday. The male is believed to be in his 30s and was found dead in a hotel room.

Police said a male in his 20s also walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound following the shooting but could not say if the two were connected.

No arrests have been made and there’s no suspect description yet.

WPD will give a briefing on the shooting at 10 a.m.

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