Police: Car involved in weekend hit-and-run located

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita Police say they have located the car that struck two men early Saturday morning on the city's north side.

Two brothers, ages 38 and 39, had been walking in the middle of the street near 12th and Minnesota around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when they were hit from behind.

One of the men suffered head injuries and the other had severe leg injuries, but both are expected to recover.

Officers had been searching for a dark gray or black four-door 2001 Saab 9-5 with extensive front-end damage.

Acting on a tip, officers located the car Wednesday afternoon and identified a person of interest in the case. Other information was not immediately available.

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Police are investigating after two men were hit by a car early Saturday morning in north Wichita.

Officers were called just before 12:30 a.m. to a possible shooting near East 12th Street North and Minnesota. When they arrived on scene, they found two men, ages 38 and 39, who had been hit by an eastbound car and were lying in the street. The car had fled the scene.

Sgt. J.B Swanson said one victim was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, while the other was hospitalized with critical injuries and underwent surgery.

Investigators are still working to determine what happened.

"At this point in time, it appears to be an accident," Swanson said. "It's very early in the investigation to make any conclusions on that. We're still trying to determine exactly how this occurred."

The incident happened on a dark street, and both men were wearing dark clothing, police said. Based on debris found at the scene, police are looking for a dark-colored, four-door Saab with heavy front end damage and a broken windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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