A 21-year-old man was shot in the back early Sunday morning by a friend.
Four people were in the same vehicle at Second and Estelle, west of Hillside, shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Ed Brower, Wichita Police Department spokesman.
Two witnesses in the car – a 23-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man – told police that the man was driving the car and had stopped at the intersection when a friend, a 24-year-old man, was handling a gun and it accidentally discharged, shooting the driver in the back.
The 21-year-old man was admitted to Wesley Medical Center in serious condition, Brower said.
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Wichita police officers interviewed his friend who shot the gun and later booked him into custody under suspicion of aggravated battery with a firearm.