14-year-old arrested in connection to double fatal shooting in northeast Wichita

Editors note: This story has been updated to correct the ages of the victims. We regret the error.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita police said they have arrested a 14-year-old suspect in connection to a shooting that left two dead on Friday night.

WPD said around 11:56 p.m. in the 5200 block of E. Kensington St., officers responded to the report of shots fired. Other officers were dispatched to a local hospital for the report of two walk-in shooting victims.

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Emoni Shears, 14, and Jhiquez Roberts, 19, walked into the hospital with gunshot wounds. They died at the hospital.

The 14-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony murder and one count of juvenile possession of a firearm.

WPD said it believes all parties involved knew each other and were meeting at the location of the shooting.

WPD police chief Joe Sullivan said he’s saddened by the loss of life.

“Receiving notifications about shootings is always disheartening, and it becomes even more saddening when it involves the loss of a child’s life,” Sullivan said in the statement. “This has to stop. As a community, we must demonstrate to our young people that there are alternatives to violence.”

An investigation is ongoing. KSN will continue to update as more information is made available.

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