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Rival gangs exchange gunfire near 13th and Spruce

WICHITA _ A gang feud erupted into gunfire in north Wichita this morning, though no injuries were reported.

A group of gang members walked up to a house in the 1300 block of North Spruce shortly before 11:45 a.m., a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said.

A woman who lives across the street from the small, clapboard house with peeling white paint said she heard one shot from a small-caliber gun _ "It sounded like a firecracker," she said _ and then two louder blasts followed.

Those shots came from a shotgun fired by someone staying at the house, authorities said.

Police detained a couple of residents of the house for questioning _ "I'm the victim!" one protested loudly _ and officers were interviewing neighbors about the incident.

See Saturday's Eagle for more on this story.

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