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Bullet fired into house on North Market

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 12:08 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on potential drug charges in the wake of a drive-by shooting on North Market late Monday night, police said.

The shooting was reported just after 9:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Market, Lt. Doug Nolte said. A bullet came through a kitchen window of the house in Midtown but didn’t harm anyone.

There were seven people inside the house at the time of the shooting — four children and three adults, ranging in age from 13 to 56, Nolte said. A police report stated bullet fragments were found in a fence post and in the kitchen of the residence.

The victims told investigating officers that two people had recently moved out of the house and that they might be responsible, Nolte said. When officers went to where the potential suspects lived, they found enough marijuana to have reason to believe it was being sold.

The 16-year-old boy who had the marijuana was taken into custody. Another suspect has been identified in the shooting, a police report stated, but no arrests have yet been made in the case.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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