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Man struck in elbow during overnight shooting

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.

At least one bullet struck a man's elbow as he fled from someone firing at him Saturday morning, police say.

The 22-year-old told police he was standing outside of a house in the 1200 block of North Chautauqua about 2 a.m. when "an unknown suspect that he could not describe came out of nowhere and started shooting," Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts said.

The 22-year-old was hit as he ran toward the 1500 block of North Erie, where he was contacted by police, Watts said. The man was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment.

Five people in the house on Chautauqua escaped injury, Watts said. Rounds also hit a house in the 2900 block of East 11th; no one there was hurt, either, Watts said.

Police had no suspects by early Saturday afternoon. Those endangered in the shooting range in age from 10 months to 61 years old, Watts said.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter:@amyreneeleiker.

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