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Man shot in leg during altercation

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

Wichita police say a 35-year-old man is recovering from a leg wound after gunfire erupted during an argument early Saturday near I-135 and Hydraulic.

The altercation involved the 35-year-old and two other men, apparently unknown to the shooting victim, at an address in the 1600 block of East Fortuna, Sgt. Bruce Watts said. Around 3 a.m., one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired, he said.

At least one bullet struck the 35-year-old’s leg, Watts said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Saturday afternoon, Watts described the injured man’s condition as “stable.”

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

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