Police search for suspect in south Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. Update: Friday, August 10, 2018

Wichita police are searching for a 28-year-old man in connection with a shooting in south Wichita.

The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of West Mt. Vernon and South Main Street.

Police say Eli Mendoza got into a fight with his girlfriend while they were in a car. When the woman got out of the car to leave, he shot her twice in the face.

The 34-year-old woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Mendoza is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information concerning Mendoza and/or his whereabouts is asked to contact police.


Update, 5 p.m.

Wichita police say a woman in her 30's suffered non-life-threatening injuries in Thursday afternoon's shooting near West Mt. Vernon and South Main Street in south Wichita.

Police say they've identified a suspect in this case, but as of 5 p.m., have not made an arrest.


One person is critically injured in a south Wichita shooting reported about 3:30 p.m. at 115 W. Mt. Vernon in south Wichita. This is near the intersection of West Mt. Vernon and South Main Street.

Wichita police have the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Main blocked as they investigate the shooting.

A neighbor says she was inside about 3:30 p.m. when she heard screaming and cursing. She says when she came outside, she saw a woman on the ground with at least one gunshot wound.

We have a crew on scene to gather further information including details on a possible suspect and what may have led up to the shooting.

Stick with kwch.com and Eyewitness News at 4, 5 and 6 for updates as we gather and confirm more information.