Neighbors respond to another apartment shooting

WICHITA, Kan. UPDATE (10:35 p.m.) Police say they are frequently responding to calls at Woodgate Apartments and they are working with apartment managers to curb the problem.

People who live in the homes across the street from the complex said they had never felt unsafe in the area.

"It blows me away someone got shot and killed across the street, but you know, you see it on the news every night," said Randy Collins. "It just happens to be across our street."

People who lived in the area said they are glad Wichita police plan to partner with management.

"I think everybody is entitled to live in a safe environment, and the people that are not protected, or alcohol or whatever is going on that's causing this to happen, I don't think that they should have to be afraid to live there," said Leslie Nolen.

Nolen said she is worried another incident could happen over the holiday weekend.
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UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): Friday afternoon, Wichita Police confirmed Robert Young was shot and killed just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the hallway at Woodgate Apartments.

Police say Young was visiting a friend at the complex near 21st and Woodlawn when he got into a fight with another man who lived at that apartment.

Eventually, Young and his friend left the apartment, then came back and began hitting the door. Police say the suspect opened the door and fired several shots.

The suspect, identified through jail records as Kirby Lewis, is booked on a second degree murder charge.

Police say they are frequently responding to calls at Woodgate Apartments and they are working with apartment managers to curb the problem.

People who live in the homes across the street from the complex said they had never felt unsafe in the area.

"It blows me away someone got shot and killed across the street, but you know, you see it on the news every night," said Randy Collins. "It just happens to be across our street."

People who lived in the area said they are glad Wichita police plan to partner with management.

"I think everybody is entitled to live in a safe environment, and the people that are not protected, or alcohol or whatever is going on that's causing this to happen, I don't think that they should have to be afraid to live there," said Leslie Nolen.

Nolen said she is worried another incident could happen over the holiday weekend.
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A would-be burglar is hospitalized after being shot late Thursday.

Wichita police say it happened before 10:00 p.m. at Woodgate Apartments near 21st and Woodlawn.

A man told police he fired several shots at a would-be robber in his home.

The man, in his 30s, was taken to the hospital with several gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police spent the night questioning neighbors and working to piece together what happened.