WICHITA — A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized in serious condition tonight after he was shot in the face in south Wichita.
Police Capt. Troy Livingston said a 17-year-old boy was arrested shortly after the shooting and several witnesses were being questioned by detectives.
Livingston said the 16-year-old was shot in the 1500 block of West Pawnee about 6 p.m. He was driven to the Wal-Mart store at Pawnee and Broadway, where he went inside looking for help.
The boy was then taken by ambulance to Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, Livingston said. He said the suspect was arrested near the scene of the shooting.
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Livingston said detectives weren't sure what provoked the shooting.
"It's too early to speculate what happened and why it happened," he said.