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Police arrest man in gang-related shooting on North Ash

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, August 26, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, August 26, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.

Police have made one arrest in a recent gang-related shooting but are still looking for a second suspect.

Records show a 19-year-old man was arrested late Friday morning in the 2200 block of South Glendale and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a felon. Lt. Scott Heimerman confirmed the arrest was connected to the shooting of an 18-year-old man at a house in the 2600 block of North Ash on Aug. 20.

An 18-year-old man was shot twice – once in the right elbow and once in the upper right thigh – shortly before 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday, police have said. He was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment and has since been released.

There were four other people in the house at the time of the shooting, according to a police report on the incident, but no other injuries were reported.

Police are still looking for a 16-year-old boy in connection with the shooting, Heimerman said. Investigators are convinced more than one person fired shots into the house.

“There were several rounds fired into the house,” Heimerman said.

While he wouldn’t divulge whether forensics confirmed multiple guns being used in the assault, Heimerman said two shooters is the most likely scenario “just by the sheer number” of shots fired.

The shooting appears to be an escalation of an ongoing feud between rival gangs that stretches back at least five months, Heimerman said.

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

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