WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Police say a 17-year-old girl is in serious condition after a shooting in south Wichita Tuesday morning. By mid-afternoon, the police department reported the arrest of two suspects.
The call of a shooting in the 1600 block of East Pawnee came in shortly after 9 a.m.
Police say it started with two cars headed west at Pawnee and Hillside. The women driving the cars know each other and, according to police, have an ongoing disagreement.
Investigators say a disturbance started between the two cars, and the people in the cars started throwing things at each other. Police say a man in the backseat of one car pulled out a gun and fired shots at the other car. The car that was under fire veered off of Pawnee and hit a liquor store.
A 17-year-old passenger in the car was shot 3 times. She has serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The 20-year-old driver suffered minor injuries from the crash.
Police say they found the suspects in the 6100 block of East Lincoln. They arrested Shaniah Brown, 19, and Trelon Woods, 19, of Wichita. Investigators say Brown was the driver and Woods was the backseat passenger who fired the shots. A front-seat passenger was located but not arrested.
The WPD says both suspects were booked on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery and shooting into an occupied vehicle.