SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting and asking the public to help locate a suspect.
Just after 3:30p.m. Thursday, police responded to report of a shooting at near the intersection of Mt. Vernon and Water, according to officer Charley Davidson.
At the scene, a 34-year-old woman told police that her 28-year-old boyfriend shot her twice with a handgun. The woman was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries to her chest and elbow, according to Davidson.
Investigators learned that the two were traveling in a Chevy Suburban. During a disagreement, the suspect identified as Eli Mendoza pulled out a handgun, shot her and fled in the vehicle.
Police continue to search for Mendoza. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to Davidson. Anyone with information on Mendoza is asked to contact police. Mendoza also has previous convictions for criminal threat, DUI and flee or attempt to flee and elude law enforcement, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Police recovered the vehicle in the 2200 Block of South Market, according to Davidson.