Crime & Courts

Two shot in overnight fight

Two 18-year-old men were shot in an overnight fight near 9th Street and Volutsia this morning.

Neither appeared to be seriously injured in the fight involving seven people at about 2:10 a.m.

Steve Yarberry of the Wichita police said witnesses reported one of the 18-year-olds got in a fight with a 24-year-old man. Six others, ages 16-19, tried to join the scuffle.

The 24-year-old then drew a handgun and shot at everyone, hitting one man in the back and another in the arm, Yarberry said.

Both were taken to a Wichita hospital. The man with the back wound was taken to the hospital in a police patrol car, Yarberry said.

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