Man killed in shooting in north Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say a 37-year-old man who died in a gun battle Sunday night pulled a gun on someone at a gas station moments before he was killed.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Prince, near 23rd and Grove. Police arrived to find a man with gunshot wounds lying in the back yard of a home. He died at the scene. 

Lt. Todd Ojile said the victim had pulled a gun on someone at a convenience store at 21st and Erie and everyone left. 

Minutes later, the victim and another person were either sitting in a vehicle or standing near it when a white involved in the earlier disturbance pulled up. Ojile said investigators believe the victim opened fire, striking the Chevy Suburban several times, and then a person in the suburban returned fire, striking the victim. 

The victim ran across the street and into a back yard, where he died.

The driver of the Suburban, a 38-year-old man, was later found and arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon. When asked if the driver could face other counts, Ojile said the investigation is ongoing. 

Ojile said the victim and the person arrested have a history that goes back several years. No names were released. 

The man's death was Wichita's 16th homicide of the year.

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