Family remembers man killed in shooting as loving, hard-working father

11 p.m.

A family is searching for answers after James Winston was shot and killed early Sunday morning.

“It's horrible, we have kids waking up without a father, moms waking up without a son, sisters and brothers waking up without their brother and really I just can’t imagine what anybody could have done to deserve this,” said Valyn Burrell, the mother of Winston’s one month old daughter. “Nobody deserves to die like this.”

Burrell says the family will remember Winston as a loving, caring and hard-working man who loved his family more than anything. He leaves behind six children.

“He still had so much life to live and he had so many things he wanted to do and he had so many things he wanted to get done and so many dreams he wanted to accomplish and he was just working hard to get all that done,” said Burrell. “For somebody to take that away from him and to take that away from his family is not right.”

Police haven’t made any arrests yet, and his loved ones are asking for anyone who knows anything to report it.

“There’s a lot of people that love him that have been effected by this and we just want to make sure whoever did this is brought to justice,” said Burrell. “They didn’t have the right to take his life.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.
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A man is dead after an early morning shooting in southwest Wichita.

Wichita Police have identified the man as 35-year-old James Winston.

Emergency crews were called to a home in the 1700 block of S. Glenn at 2:50 a.m.

There, they found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound. That man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced dead when he got there.

Police say officers contacted a 45-year-old female who reported arriving at friends home and finding him unresponsive. The victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

So far there have been no arrests.

Police say anyone with information should call 911 or Crimestoppers of Sedgwick County.