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Update from WPD: It was no drive-by shooting, but a flying rock

WPD investigates: No drive-by shooting, it was a flying rock

Wichita police discuss a possible drive-by shooting in the 6200 block of East 21st Street, near 21st and Woodlawn. Police later determined it was a flying rock that had damaged a business' glass front.
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Wichita police discuss a possible drive-by shooting in the 6200 block of East 21st Street, near 21st and Woodlawn. Police later determined it was a flying rock that had damaged a business' glass front.

Wichita police said a possible drive-by shooting that happened around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 21st and Woodlawn was actually just a flying rock that hit a window of a nearby business.

MobileComm, which sits in a strip mall just off 21st, was hit by a rock that was kicked up by a moving vehicle, Officer Charley Davidson said. Police were able to determine this by watching surveillance video, he said.

The block of 21st and Woodlawn had been closed for about an hour while police investigated the damage. Two deputies with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office were eating lunch inside Da Cajun Shak when an employee from MobileComm went over to the restaurant and told the deputies he believed their car had been shot at.

Investigators found damage to the glass front of MobileComm, in front of where the car was parked, but no other damage, Davidson said. No one was injured.

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