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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Police to release details of weekend shooting in Old Town

By Stan Finger
The Wichita Eagle

Police officials are expected to release more details later this morning about a fatal shooting in an Old Town parking garage early Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred shortly after 2 a.m. in a public parking garage adjacent to the Hotel at Old Town. A melee broke out after a concert at Doc Howard’s Lounge ended and clubgoers spilled into the streets. A fight broke out, and someone started firing a gun.

A Wichita police lieutenant told KFDI Radio early Saturday morning that officers chased a man armed with a gun into the parking garage, where they exchanged gunfire with him. Another police lieutenant confirmed to The Eagle that one of five people wounded in the incident had died.

A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said records confirm it was an officer-involved shooting. No officers were injured in the incident, a dispatch supervisor said.

The police briefing at City Hall will be held at 10 a.m.

Stan Finger can be reached at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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