Firework mortar shot into man’s car in north Wichita

A 29-year-old man is recovering from burns after having a firework mortar shot into his car.

Wichita police say the man was driving with his windows down in the area of 29th and Arkansas, around 2 a.m. Wednesday. That is when a firework mortar was fired into the man’s car, where it exploded after landing on him. The man went home and called police, and was later taken to a hospital to get checked out. Injuries are described as serious but not life-threatening.

Two potential suspects are described as males in their late teens or early 20’s, running across Arkansas. It’s not clear where the pair was going.

Anyone who knows more is asked to call police at 268-4407. They may also call the See Something, Say Something Hotline at 519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.