West High School basketball team, school mourn death of teen killed in weekend shooting

Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 8:55 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Monday, September 14, 2020: The Wichita Police Department has identified a 17-year-old boy shot and killed Sunday night as Valincio Hill of Wichita.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of South Water around 8:35 p.m. for a shooting at a residence. They arrived to find Hill and a 41-year-old woman the female who had been shot. Both Hill and the woman were taken to an area hospital for medical treatment. Hill died from his injuries. The woman is in stable condition.

Police said Hill and the woman were at the home on Water with several other people. Some people they didn’t know walked up to the house and fired multiple shots from the street, striking the victims and surrounding property.

Wichita West High School coach Tommy Brumbelow remembered Hill as a “phenomenal young man that would light the entire room with his smile.”

“V loved his teammates. He was a great student in the classroom. If you knew Valincio you knew he was a great young man. He is going to be truly missed by our school and program,” said Brumbelow.

Brumbelow said Hill brought his positive energy in the classroom to the basketball court.

“I think that this is something that we took for granted. Here is a kid trying to do everything right and somehow ended up in this situation,” he said.

Brumbelow said Hill was special and he hopes the teen knew that, as well as how important he was to his classmates and teammates.

The West High coach said his focus is to make sure the rest of his team is okay and to help them through this difficult time.

Police said this was not a random incident, but those with information are not cooperating with the investigation.

If you have any details on this case, please call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

A 17-year-old boy has died from injuries connected to a shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m.

A 30-year-old woman was also shot and is in surgery with critical injuries.

The two were shot outside of their residence in the 1600 block of south Water by an unknown person. The shooting appears to be targeted and there are no suspects at the time.

Wichita Police said it was too early to determine if the shooting was gang-related. Police are still investigating the shooting and will be contacting neighbors and looking at surveillance video.

The relationship between the individuals shot is not clear.

Police are responding to a shooting call in the 1600 block of south Water Street Sunday night.

People were injured but dispatch did not confirm the number of people injured.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene to gather more information.

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