Oct 14, 2021 2:00 PM

Reward offered in shooting that injured 11-year-old Kan. girl

Posted Oct 14, 2021 2:00 PM
Image of the suspect vehicle driving by early Tuesday-Wichita Police
Image of the suspect vehicle driving by early Tuesday-Wichita Police

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting and asking the public for information regarding an incident Tuesday that injured an 11-year-old girl at a home in Wichita.

 Police are offering a $1000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest in this case.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a drive-by call at a home in the 1400 block of North Harding, according to Officer Charley Davidson.

Upon arrival, officers located a home that had been damaged by a gunshot. Inside the home, officers located an 11-year-old girl who was laying in bed and had been shot. She was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Four other individuals were inside the home at the time and were not injured.

A cousin established a <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/victim-of-shooting-family-needs-help?member=14541373&amp;sharetype=teams&amp;utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&amp;utm_medium=more&amp;utm_source=customer">GoFundMe page </a>to help the girl's family with medical expenses. She was in the ICU at a Wichita hospital late Wednesday, according to the fundraiser account.
A cousin established a GoFundMe page to help the girl's family with medical expenses. She was in the ICU at a Wichita hospital late Wednesday, according to the fundraiser account.

Calling parties reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing an unknown type of vehicle leaving north on Harding and then traveling west towards Oliver.

“This is not believed to be a random incident, and someone knows information on who is involved,” WPD Captain Jason Stephens said. “We have one goal, and that is to hold the offender accountable, especially when it involves an innocent child victim, but we need the community’s help.”

Anyone with information can call police detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.