May 04, 2021 12:00 AM

Victims in Kan. shooting arrive at hospital, fight with police

Posted May 04, 2021 12:00 AM
Barber-photo Sedgwick County
Barber-photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating Sunday shooting and have made two arrests.

Just before 3a.m., Sunday police were dispatched to a report of a drive-by shooting in the area of Jewell and Seneca in Wichita, according to Officer Trevor Macey. Multiple people called 911 to report hearing gunshots and vehicles leaving the area.

After arriving on scene, officers located evidence of a shooting in the 2000 block of South Seneca and began conducting a preliminary investigation into what occurred.

At approximately 4 a.m., police were on scene at an area hospital in the 500 block of N Hillside when two victims from the Seneca and Jewell shooting arrived. A 37-year-old man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound arrived in a private vehicle, and a 25- year-old woman arrived in a separate car with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Each vehicle had multiple occupants.

Figures photo Sedgwick County
Figures photo Sedgwick County

As officers made contact with occupants of the vehicle, two of the occupants became uncooperative and began a physical disturbance with officers. As a result, 25-year-old Miata Barber of Wichita and 18-year-old Ashanti Figures of Wichita were arrested and booked on a requested charge of Simple Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, according to Macey.

The investigation into the original shooting call in the 2000 block of S Seneca revealed that the individuals were at an after-hours club in that area when someone opened fire on them as they were leaving. Cooperation from the victims has been somewhat limited.