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May 25, 2014

Police: Man says he was shot in leg near 23rd and Poplar

A 21-year-old man told Wichita police that he was shot in the calf after two men approached him early Sunday near 23rd Street North and Poplar.

A 21-year-old man told Wichita police that he was shot in the calf after two men approached him early Sunday near 23rd Street North and Poplar.

Wichita police Sgt. John Ryan said that officers were alerted to the assault after the 21-year-old arrived at Wesley Medical Center with a gunshot wound. The man told police that a pair of men walked up to him about 2 a.m. and fired six to seven rounds in his direction. The injured man said he had been at a party, Ryan said.

At least one bulley struck the man’s lower leg, Ryan said. Hospital staff treated the wound and released the man, he said.

Ryan said officers found evidence of the shooting lying in the intersection of 23rd and Popular, near Grove. He said the 21-year-old was “not exactly” cooperating with the police investigation of the incident.

“We don’t believe it’s random,” Ryan said of the shooting. “We’re not getting the whole story.”

No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon, Ryan said.

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