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South Wichita yard shoot-out leaves 2 men injured

A shoot-out between two men in a front yard in south Wichita left both men with non-life-threatening wounds, Wichita police said.

Both victims were taken to Via Christi-St. Francis, one with a wound in his foot and the other with a wound in his leg.

Witnesses reported hearing words exchanged between the two men, "and they pulled out guns and started shooting at each other," said police Lt. E.J. Bastian.

Neighbors reported hearing five or six shots.

Police received a description of a brown pickup seen leaving the scene, and they stopped the truck near 55th South and Seneca. Police arrested the driver, who had a gunshot wound to his leg.

Police found the man with the foot wound at the house where he lives in the 6000 block of South Walnut.

Police don't know what triggered the shooting, Bastian said, and they have not recovered the weapons. Bastian said both of the men were uncooperative.

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