UPDATE: Man hurt in west Wichita shooting

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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WICHITA, Kan. -- A 23 year old man was found with two gunshot wounds Saturday morning around 4 A.M. His leg and hand both received injuries.

He was taken to Via Christi St. Francis in serious condition. According to hospital staff, the victim was upgraded to fair condition as of 6 P.M. today.

It is not known where the shooting happened, but the victim was found near Edwards and Newell St. near downtown Wichita.

Christy Wright lives on the property where the victim was found; she said she woke up to find police and the injured man right outside her window. "A young man [was] on the ground, I thought he was a criminal at first," Wright said, "until I heard officers saying do you know who shot you, do you know who they were."

There are two suspects, both are white men; police had no ages or notable descriptions.



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One man was critically hurt in a shooting early Saturday morning in west Wichita.

A passerby called 911 around 4 a..m. to report that a man had been shot near Edwards and Newell.

Police said the man was walking along the railroad tracks when he was approached by two men, one of whom had a gun. The victim started walking backwards as the suspects approached, then tried to reach for the gun.

The 23-year-old victim was shot in the leg and hand. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, but he is expected to recover. Police did not give his name.

Police are still searching for the suspects. Descriptions were not provided.


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