Police Search For Suspects After Gang-Related Shooting

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Friday, March 23, 2012

Wichita police are searching for suspects after a teenager was shot in the leg.

Authorities were called to the scene near 13th and Waco around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Police said an argument between two documents gangs turned violent. At least one shot was fired, striking a 19-year-old man in the leg.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Authorities said his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers are looking for four Hispanic men in connection to the shooting. Police said the suspects drove away from the scene in a blue, quad-cab Dodge pickup with chrome nerf bars and a chrome brush grill guard.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to call 911.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., Wichita police responded to calls of a shooting in the 1200 block of north Lewellen, southwest of 13th and Waco.

Lt. James Espinoza says a brief verbal argument and physical altercation in the street resulted in multiple shots being fired. The victim of the shooting, a 22-year-old male, says 911 dispatch, was hit in the upper right leg and transported to St. Francis in stable condition.

After interviewing witnesses, police determined the shooting was gang-related.

Police are looking for 4 Hispanic teen-aged males in a blue 4-door pickup with chrome trimming that was last seen heading east on 11th Street.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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