WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one teenager injured.
In a press release, Officer Charley Davidson says officers were dispatched out to the 1700 block of North Erie around 5 a.m. Saturday.
When they arrived, police say they found a 13-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg.
A 54-year-old woman told officers an unknown suspect fired several shots into a bedroom window, one striking the teen.
The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Davidson tells us while there is no description of the suspect at this time, the incident does not appear to be random.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers (267-2111) or Wichita Police Detectives (268-4407).
10:30AM Tomorrow won’t be quite as cold as today, but there is a small chance for a shower. Everything you need to know about your weekend weather, I’ve timed out on Stormcast right here!
8:30AM Don’t let all of that sunshine fool you! It still feels like it’s in the teens outside… Grab the coat before you head out, and be sure to check the KSN Storm Tracker 3 Everywhere App to see when milder weather returns!
7AM The positives about today: Warmer than yesterday, more sunshine, and lighter winds. The negative: Still chilly with below normal highs in the 40s. Stay warm this weekend, and check out your full week’s forecast in my latest videos right here!
5:30AM It’s a very chilly start to our Saturday! Thankfully the winds aren’t as strong today, but there’s still enough of a breeze to make it feel like it’s in the single digits across the state. Bundle up if you’re headed out this morning! And I’ll have your full weekend forecast all morning on KSN.
Both the Mustangs and Knights got the doubleheader sweeps at home, with Salina Central outlasting Newton in two down to the wire finishes, while Trinity Academy took care of business against Wichita Independent.
Here are some other scores from around the state of Kansas:
Andover 65, Goddard 53
Atchison 58, Tonganoxie 46
Bishop Miege 49, BV West 28
Blue Valley 76, Mill Valley 65
Bonner Springs 71, Lansing 66
Buhler 63, El Dorado 43
Burlingame 76, Heritage Christian 44
BV North 59, St. Thomas Aquinas 57
BV Northwest 69, St. James Academy 51
Council Grove 72, West Franklin 52
DeSoto 66, Baldwin 56
Elyria Christian 53, Tescott 33
Gardner-Edgerton 70, Blue Valley Southwest 55
Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 50, Natoma 35
Great Bend 66, Hays 61
Highland Park 64, Emporia 52
Holcomb 71, Hugoton 36
Holton 52, Hiawatha 48
Immaculata 52, Pleasant Ridge 38
Jackson Heights 47, Horton 41
Jefferson North 66, Oskaloosa 37
KC Piper 66, KC Turner 43
Labette County 59, Independence 57, OT
Lawrence 77, Lawrence Free State 57
Logan 51, Cheylin 25
Madison/Hamilton 59, Pleasanton 36
Maize 65, Salina South 49
Manhattan 55, Shawnee Heights 46
Maranatha Academy 65, Waverly 55
McPherson 70, Augusta 36
Olathe East 67, Olathe South 64
Olathe Northwest 54, Olathe North 32
Ottawa 60, Spring Hill 47
Parsons 77, Fort Scott 67
Salina Central 51, Newton 47
SM North 64, SM Northwest 55
SM South 67, SM East 62
SM West 64, Leavenworth 40
Smoky Valley 54, Kingman 52
St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 57, Lincoln 27
Sylvan-Lucas 44, Lakeside 42, OT
Topeka Seaman 54, Topeka West 40
Ulysses 71, Colby 42
Valley Falls 41, McLouth 36
Washburn Rural 59, Junction City 56
Wichita Collegiate 72, Wellington 51
Wichita Trinity 52, Wichita Independent 19
Wilson 56, Thunder Ridge 33GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Atchison 58, Tonganoxie 46
Basehor-Linwood 52, KC Bishop Ward 50
Bishop Miege 40, BV West 29
Blue Valley 52, Mill Valley 43
Buhler 68, El Dorado 66
BV Northwest 34, St. James Academy 31
Centre 45, BV Randolph 42
Columbus 46, Chanute 43
Council Grove 62, West Franklin 18
DeSoto 58, Baldwin 51
Elyria Christian 53, Tescott 40
Emporia 58, Highland Park 42
Fort Scott 42, Parsons 36
Gardner-Edgerton 43, Blue Valley Southwest 24
Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 40, Natoma 22
Goddard 51, Andover 43
Great Bend 51, Hays 45
Heritage Christian 60, Burlingame 46
Hiawatha 43, Holton 41, OT
Hugoton 75, Holcomb 44
Immaculata 51, Pleasant Ridge 50
Jackson Heights 30, Horton 28
Jefferson North 44, Oskaloosa 28
Kingman 46, Smoky Valley 33
Labette County 59, Independence 44
Lakeside 64, Sylvan-Lucas 29
Lansing 54, Bonner Springs 20
Lawrence 54, Lawrence Free State 43
Leavenworth 61, SM West 34
Logan 46, Cheylin 25
Madison/Hamilton 49, Pleasanton 46
Maize 52, Salina South 32
Manhattan 65, Shawnee Heights 30
Marais des Cygnes Valley 39, Altoona-Midway 31
McPherson 68, Augusta 28
Olathe East 39, Olathe South 33
Olathe Northwest 67, Olathe North 57
Paola 52, Louisburg 38
Pittsburg 49, Coffeyville 21
Rural Vista 40, Lebo 37
Salina Central 43, Newton 36
SM East 53, SM South 49
SM North 55, SM Northwest 39
Spring Hill 51, Ottawa 43
St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 56, Lincoln 22
Thunder Ridge 62, Wilson 48
Topeka 61, Topeka Hayden 31
Topeka Seaman 52, Topeka West 33
Ulysses 55, Colby 35
Valley Falls 48, McLouth 16
Washburn Rural 71, Junction City 44
Waverly 55, Maranatha Academy 29
Wichita Collegiate 52, Wellington 22
Wichita Trinity 36, Wichita Independent 23
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – It’s been more than two weeks since Wichita Police Officer Brian Arterburn was run over by a stolen SUV. Now, several events are planned this weekend to raise money for Arterburn’s family and his medical expenses.
One of the fundraisers wrapped up about 9 p.m. Friday night at Distillery 244 in Old Town. Several hundred people turned out to volunteer their time and offer up their money, all in hopes of giving Arterburn and his family a helping hand in their time of need.
Wichita Police Sgt. Lenny Rose has known Brian Arterburn since he joined the department 23 years ago. That’s why it really hit home when he learned what had happened to his friend.
“It was devastating, it really is, you don’t to think about that it could happen to somebody you know, somebody you care about,” said Rose.
The Wichita Police Department and Coffee with a Cop joined forces to hold a fundraising dinner where 50 percent of the proceeds would go toward helping Officer Arterburn.
“It’s very crucial to help out with the family, there are costs that people just don’t think about until you’ve had some type of tragedy where you’ve had long term care or long-term stays in the hospital,” Rose said.
The support for Arterburn is coming from near and far.
Perry Lambert is the chief of the Cherryvale Police Department north of Coffeyville. While he doesn’t know Arterburn personally, he felt the need to not only make the nearly three-hour drive to Wichita, but also to volunteer his time to help out.
“It doesn’t matter what your badge says, what your department is, doesn’t matter what state you’re in, we are all in this together, so, one of us hurts,we all hurt,” Lambert said.
Whether it was donations brought in or raised during the event, organizers said every little bit helps.
“There here to serve us, help us in anything we need, we should be there to help them when they’re in a time of need as well,” said Michael Pasco, one of the event’s organizers.
And, Sgt. Lenny Rose agrees.
“It shows the great support we have, not just for law enforcement, but for human beings in general.”
The Wichita Police Department has directed citizens to use Honore Adversis at www.thin-blue-line.org or visit the fundraising events in person if they would like to donate to Arterburn.
There are several more events scheduled for Saturday geared toward helping the Arterburn family. Coffee with a Cop will be held at the Starbucks at Towne East Square from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and the Wichita Wagonmasters are holding a chili feed in Old Town Square Saturday that starts at 11 a.m.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The mystery of who installed plunger-like barriers along a Wichita bike lane is yet to be solved.
Todd Ramsey, an avid cyclist in Wichita, said he noticed the plungers with reflective tape near the intersection of Washington and First Street over the weekend.
“I was riding my bike downtown on Saturday morning. I pull up to this intersection and I see these white posts sticking out of the ground and they look like traffic barriers. They have reflective tape on them and so I’m thinking, wow, the city did something to kind of make this intersection safer,” said Todd Ramsey
Ramsey said he then approached the barriers to get a closer look.
“As I get closer, I realize these aren’t barriers, these are plungers that have been stuck to the ground,” Ramsey said.
Ramsey then snapped a few pictures of the plungers and posted them to social media. He said that’s when the conversation about bike safety, specifically bike-lane safety in downtown Wichita, took off.
“I don’t think the people know the rules about whether they are dedicated turn lanes or not,” Ramsey said.
According to Wichita police, it’s legal for drivers to use the bike lane to make turns and to change lanes as long as there are no cyclists in the area.
However, Ramsey said it’s not uncommon for drivers to use the dedicated bike lane as a turning lane at the same time a cyclist is using it.
“It’s not very fun. You have to be on your guard at all times because you never know if a car is going to turn into you,” Ramsey said. “I don’t think it’s just a cyclist safety issue. It’s a public safety issue and we can do better.”
Ramsey said he believes the plungers are a sign from someone or some group that Wichita can do better in protecting its cyclists.
“I thought this is somebody who knows about bike safety and is trying to make a point or is actually trying to solve a problem that no one else is trying to solve,” he said. “I think it’s a great awareness point to just let people know they need to stay out of the bike lanes regardless of whether there are cyclists in there or not.”
KSN asked the City of Wichita if one of its crews was responsible for the barriers. A city spokesperson said he is unaware of who put up the plungers. He said the plungers were removed by Tuesday morning, but added the city does not know who removed them.
On Friday, black remnants of the plungers were visible along the bike lane.
Wichita police said the person responsible for putting the plungers on the road could get a ticket for littering.
The city said it has had prior discussions about improving the intersection and is looking at long-term improvement plans as part of the First and Second street enhancements.