WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A man was shot in downtown Wichita late Saturday afternoon. It happened in the 800 block of S. Topeka around 5 p.m.
The Wichita Police Department arrived, and witnesses provided officers with a general location of where it happened. While talking to witnesses, police say they located a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound at a nearby gas station. He was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“Based on the cooperation we received from not only the initial people that called but people in the general vicinity, we are currently doing some follow-up and have a strong lead on suspects,” WPD Lieutenant Matt Lang said. “There’s a group of males and females we’re looking at about five to six people directly involved based on what we discovered so far through talking to people as well as some video surveillance we located in the area.”
Lang says there is no threat to the public.
“It seemed like people involved there were involved in some physical fight before the shots were fired,” Lang said. “As usual, the fight gets out of hand, someone has a firearm, and in this case, they decided to discharge the firearm.”