UPDATE: Two killed in S. Wichita shooting

Police say the two were in a vehicle when they were shot.
Shooting leaves two people dead in the 2800 block of S. Emporia in Wichita.
Shooting leaves two people dead in the 2800 block of S. Emporia in Wichita.(KWCH)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:18 PM CST
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KWCH - Update Jan. 19: A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family of Alexis Cervantes-Martinez, the 17-year-old boy killed in Monday night’s shooting. The family is raising funds to help pay funeral expenses.

“Our family is devastated at the sudden loss of Alexis Cervantes-Martinez,” the page, organized by Jose Cervantes, reads.

“Alexis was a junior at Southeast high school. He was a son, brother, nephew, uncle, and more to so many. Our family and friends are all grieving this tragic loss. He was such a bright, intelligent, and loving young man. At this time, our family could use both your prayers and your help raising funds to help plan a funeral so we can lay Alexis peacefully to rest.”

You can donate here.

Update Jan. 18 1:20 p.m. Police identified 17-year-old Alexis Cervantes-Martinez and 16-year old Maria Zamorah, both of Wichita, as the victims of Monday night’s fatal shooting.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of S. Emporia. 911 callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and a loud crash. Officers arrived and located a vehicle that crashed into a storage unit. A male driver, Cervantes-Martinez, and a female passenger, Zamora, were unresponsive in the vehicle.

Officers removed them from the vehicle and saw that they both had suffered gunshot wounds. Cervantes-Martinez was pronounced dead on scene. Zamora was transported to the hospital, where she later died.

Police say the two came to the apartment complex for a drug transaction that had been set up on social media. During the transaction, multiple shots were fired by a suspect, striking and fatally injuring both victims.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by calling 316- 267-2111.

(UPDATE) Wichita police say two people are dead after a shooting in the 2800 block of South Emporia late Monday. Emergency crews were called to an apartment complex around 9:20 p.m. and found a car that had crashed into a garage.

Inside the garage, they found two people, including a 17-year-old male, with gunshot wounds.

The 17-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. A female was rushed to the hospital for treatment, but later pronounced dead.

Police believe the two were driving when they were shot, causing them to crash into the garage.

No one has been arrested.


Wichita Police are investigating a shooting in south Wichita. The call came in just after 9 p.m. Monday in the 2800 block of South Emporia. That’s near the intersection of Pawnee and South Broadway. Sedgwick County Dispatchers confirm two people are hurt, but we do not know the extent of their injuries.

Eyewitness News is on the scene gathering more information and will update this article once more details become available.

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