A 19-year-old man told police he was standing next to two other men when he heard a pop and discovered he’d been shot in the foot.
But according to police, based on the angle the bullet entered the foot, the wound could have been self-inflicted.
Whatever the case, police are investigating the shooting as an aggravated battery involving a firearm. The shooting happened in the 1200 block of South Donnell at about 5:30 on Sunday morning.
The man was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis.
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“He would not state it was an accidental shooting, but the angle leads officers to believe it may have been a case where he shot himself,” said Sgt. Bart Brunscheen, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department. “Since the man did not say it was an accidental shooting, we have to investigate it as a normal shooting.”