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Police seek two men after woman is shot near 21st and I-135

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 7:48 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 11:20 a.m.

Police are looking for two men who burst into a house in north Wichita and fired shots, wounding a woman in her bedroom with two young children early Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred at about 4 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Minnesota, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. The house is north of 21st Street and east of I-135.

A 26-year-old woman reported the men kicked the door in and came into the living room.

“When they came in the door, they fired several shots within the residence,” Lt. Doug Nolte said.

One of the bullets went through a bedroom door and hit a 23-year-old woman in the upper right leg, he said. Two small boys, a 5-month-old and a 3-year-old, were not hurt.

The two men were looking for a 27-year-old man who lives at the house, Nolte said.

The victim was driven to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, he said, and they called 911 on the way.

The 26-year-old woman who saw the men enter the house has a 3-month-old girl, Nolte said.

Police are checking to see whether the incident is gang-related, he said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

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