Wichita police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred late Wednesday night.
A 22-year-old man told police he heard a noise outside his house in the 1200 block of South Minnesota at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. That is just south of Lincoln and just west of I-135.
The man grabbed a gun and flashlight and went outside to see what was going on, Schroeder said. He saw a man walking toward a car in the street who appeared to wheel and act as if he was displaying a gun.
That man got into the car and the resident said he fired a shot at the car when the driver tried to run him over, Schroeder said. Police haven’t found the car.
Schroeder said police would discourage other residents from emulating this victim’s behavior.
“Your best bet is to call 911,” he said.
When it comes to using a gun, he said, “you use those to protect yourself, not go outside and try to detain anyone.”