Police arrest 2 after disturbance, shooting in Wichita

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John Murphy (left) and Arienna Harwood John Murphy (left) and Arienna Harwood
Scene of 2nd disturbance near Harry and McLean Scene of 2nd disturbance near Harry and McLean

Wichita police say they've arrested two people following a disturbance and shooting on Tuesday. 

Officers booked 18-year-old John Murphy for four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of aggravated battery, criminal discharge of a firearm and theft. Arienna Harwood, 18, was booked for aggravated child endangerment, theft and battery.

Police responded at around 5:30 p.m. to a disturbance with shots fired in the 1700 block of South Glenn. They found an unoccupied BMW that had crashed into the garage of a vacant home. 

Officer Charley Davidson said they were called about a half-hour later to the report of a shooting at Harry and McLean. He said a 22-year-old man had been shot in the head area and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The investigation revealed that Harwood, the victim, a 15-year-old girl and two other children arrived at a home on South Glenn, and a disturbance ensued between them and two 18-year-old men and a 16-year-old girl in the home. 

Davidson said Murphy fired multiple rounds at the BMW, striking the victim. The car then left the scene and crashed into the garage of a nearby home.

A family member picked them up, and they again encountered the three people from the home at Harry and McLean. Another disturbance ensued before officers arrived. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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