Police: Overnight Wichita homicide victim identified


The Wichita Police Department (WPD), has identified the teen who was fatally shot at a south Wichita carwash.

Fernando Recio, 18, of Wichita has been identified as the victim of a homicide that took place overnight on Monday.

Just before midnight, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of South Meridian for a shooting that was reported at a car wash in that area.  The officers located Recio with a single gunshot wound. They began emergency lifesaving measures, and Recio was transported by EMS to an area hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Investigators are working to determine the circumstances of the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or CrimeStoppers at 316-267-2111.