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Wichita man reports being injured by gunshot during break-in attempt at house

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 9:19 p.m.

A Wichita man suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle Thursday in what he told police was a shootout with armed men trying to enter into his home.

Wichita police Sgt. Ron Hunt said the injured man reported hearing rustling and discovered at least two men – and possibly more – attempting to get inside the house, in the 2400 block of North Green, near 23rd Street North and Grove. He told police, Hunt said, that he confronted one of the armed men and wrestled away a firearm. The resident then reportedly exchanged gunfire with the other men and received a bullet wound to his ankle.

The shooting was reported at 4:35 p.m., Hunt said.

The injured man, in his 40s, was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. Hunt said Thursday evening that the man was in fair condition.

“A lot of evidence (was) collected at the scene,” including shell casings, Hunt said.

Lt. Dan East said Friday the victim described the suspects as two black men in their 30s. One was about 6-feet tall and wore a black hat, black jacket and blue jeans. The other was 5-foot-7 and wore a red-hooded sweatshirt and tan pants.

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

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