WICHITA — One man is dead and another in critical condition after a gang-related shooting early Sunday in a North Broadway restaurant parking lot, a police official said today.
A third man, in his early 20s, suffered a compound leg fracture when struck by a vehicle leaving the scene, police Lt. Todd Ojile said.
The shooting, which happened after a fight broke out, was reported at about 12:35 a.m. Sunday. About 100 people were at a party in Da Nang Restaurant, 1556 N. Broadway, Ojile said.
The man who died is Eric Pou, 25, of Wichita, Ojile said.
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Although some witnesses have cooperated with investigators, others have not come forward. Anyone with information about the shooting should call police at 316-268-4191 or Crime Stoppers, 316-267-2111, Ojile said.
Police arrested three people in a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed, but they were not arrested for the shooting, Ojile said.
Pou was pronounced dead at 5:10 a.m., according to a police report.
The second shooting victim, a 24-year-old Wichitan, remain in critical condition today.
Ojile gave this account:
Police responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fired. About 10 to 15 minutes after the shooting, a vehicle with the two shooting victims arrived at a hospital.
The incident began with a fist fight in the club. People were pushed outside, and the fight continued in the parking lot, where numerous shots were fired.
The incident involved two groups — but not rival gangs. It is gang-related because a number of gang members were present, Ojile said.
Police don't know what started the fight, he said.