A Ulysses, Kan. teen put in critical condition after being shot in the face and neck on April 28, died over the weekend from his injuries according to Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokesperson, Melissa Underwood.
Around 6:30 p.m. that last Thursday, a resident who lived near Ulysses’ Russ Binney Park called 911 after hearing gunshots fired from the park.
Upon arriving, police discovered 14-year-old Christopher Garcia was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his face from a high caliber handgun.
Investigations revealed he was left in the park by six teenagers, four boys and two girls, one of which who possessed the handgun.
The teens were spotted fleeing the scene of the shooting, leaving Christopher Garcia alone with his injuries until police and EMS arrived.
EMS first transported Garcia to Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses before he was flown to Ascension Via Christi hospital in Wichita, Kans., where died over the weekend.
According, to Garcia’s older brother, Christopher liked to play sports and was involved in basketball, track, cross country and football but his passion was cooking.
Christopher had hopes of going to culinary school.
Christopher Garcia’s grieving family has established a fundraiser to help pay for the medical expenses. To donate follow www.gofundme.com/f/hb6cc-christophers-medical-expenses.
Arrests have yet to be made during the course of the investigation.