The 19-year-old who was shot just before 6 p.m. Sunday in south Wichita has died.
Nakari Moore was shot in his upper body by a 16-year-old suspect shortly after he left a cellphone business in the 2800 block of South Hydraulic, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said. That’s south of East Pawnee.
Moore was taken to the hospital in critical condition and died Monday afternoon.
Police said Moore had paid a cellphone bill and left with one other person in his car. The 16-year-old, who police have identified, then fired several shots at the car, hitting Moore, Davidson said.
South Hydraulic was closed for several hours Sunday while police investigated. The car had been hit several times by gunshots and was left in the middle of the street in front of a gas station.
Citing an ongoing investigation, Davidson said Monday he was unable to say whether the two teenagers knew each other, whether the younger teenager had been in the cellphone store before the shooting or whether the 19-year-old was targeted.
Police are still searching for the 16-year-old.
They’re also looking for the man who was in Moore’s car at the time of the shooting. Davidson said that person left after shots were fired.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.