Teens arrested for shooting at Cortez Restaurant

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita Police arrest three teenaged boys in connection to a drive-by shooting at Cortez Restaurant and Club.

Officers were called to a shooting at 344 West 29th Street North, Saturday at 12:30 a.m.

The building and five cars in the parking lot were struck by bullets.

A car with three teens and three adults was eventually stopped west of the shooting, near 29th Street North and Halstead.

"Other officers located a suspicious vehicle believed to have been involved with the disturbance. Officers detained the occupants and seized three handguns, one of which was reported stolen," said Officer Paul Cruz, Wichita Police.

The three boys, ages 15, 16, and 17, were arrested and booked in the Juvenile Detention Center for aggravated battery, destruction to auto by firearm, and juvenile in possession of a firearm.  The 16-year-old was also booked for stolen property.

The three adults were not arrested. The 21-year-old female driver was cited for a traffic violation, a 18-year-old man was cited for possession of marijuana, and a 20-year-old man was not arrested.

Hours after the shooting, a 21-year-old man arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip. He was treated and released.

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