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Police say boy, 15, critically wounded in Planeview shooting

Wichita police officers search for evidence from a shooting near Roosevelt and Cessna streets in Planeview on Tuesday evening.
Wichita police officers search for evidence from a shooting near Roosevelt and Cessna streets in Planeview on Tuesday evening. The Wichita Eagle

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition at Wesley Medical Center after a shooting in Planeview around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Wichita police Lt. Travis Easter said.

Easter said multiple witnesses called in around 6:15 p.m. advising that shots had been fired in the 2500 block of South Roosevelt. Prior to the shots, one person saw a disturbance in the street involving four to five people. The boy was shot twice – once in the arm, and once in the torso – after which, Easter said, witnesses reported the suspects fleeing the scene on foot.

Police found handgun shell casings in the street, he said.

Police did not yet have suspect information. Easter said officers are still interviewing witnesses and will talk to the boy after he has been treated at Wesley.

Easter said police do not know if the victim has any connection to the suspects.

Reach Matt Riedl at 316-268-6660 or mriedl@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @riedlmatt.

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