Officer Shot At Near Downtown Wichita

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A Wichita police officer on security duty at Wichita Area Technical College was shot at in the 300 block of North Emporia around 1:45 Tuesday afternoon. He was hit by a bullet on his lapel radio, which was located on the officer's chest. However, he was not injured.

He was patrolling on the WATC Central Campus when he was shot at. WATC has locked-down their campus as a safety precaution.

Police shut down a two-block area surrounding the 300 block of North Emporia for the afternoon. All streets were reopened by 6 p.m.

Two buildings in the area - the Shirkmere and the Coleman - were evacuated while police search the buildings for the gunman.

Wichita Area Technical College says their Emporia St. Campus will not hold classes Tuesday night.

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