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Shooting on I-135 wasn't random, Wichita police say

Driver, passenger shot on I-135 in Wichita, police say

Wichita police Sgt. Jason Cooley said a woman was shot in both legs and an arm while driving on I-135 on Wednesday evening.A passenger was grazed by a bullet.
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Wichita police Sgt. Jason Cooley said a woman was shot in both legs and an arm while driving on I-135 on Wednesday evening.A passenger was grazed by a bullet.

Wichita police said Thursday that they are looking for a silver Chevy HHR that is connected to a Wednesday night incident in which two people were shot at while driving on I-135.

The shooting was initially reported shortly before 7:50 p.m., a Sedgwick County emergency dispatch supervisor said.

A woman showed up at the Valero at 21st and Minnesota after being involved in a disturbance with a man at a different location, Wichita police Sgt. Jason Cooley said. She placed a phone call while at the convenience store.

The man from the previous disturbance then came to the store, Cooley said. A man and a woman then arrived at the Valero in a black Volkswagen Beetle and the caller left with them.

The man followed them and fired shots at the Beetle while on northbound I-135 just before the Hydraulic exit, Cooley said. The woman driving the Beetle was shot in both legs and her right arm and a male passenger was grazed by a bullet.

The woman who placed the call from the Valero was not injured in the shooting, Cooley said.

Both people who were shot are in their 20s, he said. They were taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The shooting was not a random incident, Officer Paul Cruz said, and it is thought to be a domestic situation.

Contributing: Kaitlyn Alanis of The Eagle

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