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Two men questioned after Butler college student shot in El Dorado

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 3:24 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 4:20 p.m.

A nighttime argument in El Dorado ended with one man wounded, bullet holes in buildings and cars, and two men being questioned, El Dorado police said Friday.

One of the men questioned is from Wichita, El Dorado Police Chief Tom Boren said. But police said he was not the shooter.

Boren said two groups of men of college age argued Thursday night on the grounds of an apartment complex called the Villas at BCC in the 700 block of South Haverhill Road. The complex serves mostly Butler Community College students, Boren said.

The argument moved to another apartment complex in another part of town, then flared up again before 1 a.m. Friday at the Villas.

Several shots were fired. One hit an 18-year-old man in the leg; he was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where he was treated and released. Boren said he is an El Dorado resident and a Butler student, but is originally from Arkansas. Bullets also hit nearby buildings and two parked cars, Boren said.

Police questioned two men Friday afternoon, Boren said. One was a 23-year-old from Wichita. But police later released a statement saying he was not the shooter and that the investigation is still developing. Police were questioning witnesses and had used search warrants as part of the inquiry. Police were also questioning a 21-year-old El Dorado man in connection with the shooting.

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