UPDATE: Wichita Police Say Tuesday Shooting Gang-Related

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UPDATE: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Police say a shooting in a northeast Wichita neighborhood on Tuesday was gang-related.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of North Ash. Police say two suspects walked up to the home and fired several shots.

Five people were in the home at the time: a 10-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man. The 18-year-old was hit in the elbow and thigh, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. Police say the victim is a documented gang member.

They're looking for a 16-year-old boy in connection to the crime.


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

One person has been seriously injured in a shooting in northeast Wichita.

Officers were called to the 2600 block of North Ash at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found an 18-year-old man who had been shot.

The teen was transported to the hospital, but Police Captain Rusty Leeds says his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Captain Leeds says a suspect fired shots from outside of a home, striking the victim. So far, no arrests have been made and police are still working to identify possible suspects.

Officers went door to door in the neighborhood to speak to residents who may have witnessed what happened. There were five people inside the home at the time of the shooting, but no one else was hurt.


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