3 teens charged in party bus shooting near Keeper of the Plains

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Three teenagers have been charged in connection to a shooting on a party bus on the last night of the Wichita Riverfest.

The shooting happened near Nims and Central at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Officer Charley Davidson said the bus was dropping people off when a 16-year-old boy, who was outside the bus, fired multiple shots at the bus, striking a 19-year-old woman. She was hospitalized and released.

A car occupied by three people was also struck.

Family thankful to be alive after bullet hit car in shooting near Keeper of the Plains

Officer Davidson said Monday that the three suspects, ages 16, 17 and 18, have been charged in the case.

The 16-year-old boy is charged with criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, causing great bodily harm, and a juvenile in possession of a firearm. A 17-year-old boy is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, and an 18-year-old male is charged with a felon in possession of a firearm.

No names were released.

Police say the shooting wasn't random.


Previous story from June 10:

Police are searching for suspects in connection to a shooting near the Keeper of the Plains.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Officers say a 19-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder as she was getting dropped off by a party bus. Officers say a vehicle nearby was also shot, but no one was injured. Both victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

 So far no arrests have been made.  If anyone has any additional information on this case please call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

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