2 children wounded in south Wichita shooting, man arrested

(Source: Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police arrested a man Tuesday morning after two children were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Officer Charley Davidson, with the Wichita Police Department, says the officers were called Via Christi St. Joseph at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday for a walk-in shooting.

They arrived an made contact with a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old boy. Both had gunshot wounds to their hands. The younger boy was treated and released from the hospital. He was then taken into protective custody. The older boy had to have surgery and remains hospitalized, but Davidson says neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

He says through their investigation, police learned the boys, their 21-year-old mom and 26-year-old Delano Rogers went to Rogers home in the 2200 block of S. Main.

Inside, the boys started playing with a handgun which fired, injuring both of them.

Rogers took the boys and their mom to the hospital and then left.

Davidson says he was not either boy's father, but an acquaintance of their mother.

Police located him at his home and arrested him. Then, they located the handgun in a vehicle in the 700 block of N. Minneapolis.

Rogers was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated child endangerment, interference with judicial process (attempted to destroy some evidence), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing. The investigation will be turned over to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office for potential charges.