Two teens arrested in connection to Monday’s drive-by shooting


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said two arrests were made in connection to a drive-by shooting Monday night. The shooting happened in the 300 block of West 27th Street North.

An 11-year-old boy was hit by debris and not a gunshot. The boy was not taken to the hospital.

At Wednesday’s media briefing, police said the suspects, two boys ages 16 and 17, were arrested and taken to the Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention Facility.

“The suspects were seen driving by the home. Officer observed it and stopped the car,” said Capt. Brent Allred, Wichita Police Department.

The teens face possession of firearm charges, criminal discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

Police said the teens are documented gang members, but the shooting wasn’t gang related.

“They targeted that home, but it was the wrong home,” said Allred.

The teens had two stolen guns. One was taken from Topeka. The other gun was stolen out of a car in Wichita.

In the last several weeks, police said there have been several crimes involving juveniles.


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