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Report of possible shooting leads to search in N. Wichita canal

The report of a possible shooting in the 700 block of North Ash, in north Wichita, led to a...
The report of a possible shooting in the 700 block of North Ash, in north Wichita, led to a search in a nearby canal.(KWCH)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 9:20 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - No one was found in a search by rescue divers in a nearby canal, but Wichita police are seeking further information into an anonymous report of a possible shooting Wednesday afternoon that led to a heavy emergency response in the north part of the city. That response included the search in the canal.

Wichita Police Captain Travis Easter said officers responded to the anonymous report of a possible shooting at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of North Ash, located just north of the Red Bud Trail, alongside a canal that runs parallel with the trail. This is southwest of the intersection of East Murdock and North Grove.

Easter said officers arrived in the area and did find evidence of a possible shooting but were unable to determine how recent this might have happened.

As of Wednesday night, officers were scouring in the area for evidence, speaking with people in the neighborhood, trying to piece together what happened.

Due to high rising waters limiting officers from easily accessing the canal, the Wichita Fire Department rescue dive team responded to search in the canal. The divers did not find any bodies, anyone in need of help or potential evidence connected with a shooting

As of late Wednesday night, police asked anyone with information or anyone who may have seen anything suspicious within the last 24 hours in the area of the 700 block of North Ash to call the Wichita Police Department investigations division or 911.

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