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One dead, one injured in southeast Wichita shooting, police say

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One person is dead and another injured following an early morning shootout in southeast Wichita, police say.

Around 5:40 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 2200 block of South Glendale, near Pawnee and Oliver. That’s where Wichita police say two people got into an argument that escalated to the shooting.

During the argument, it appears both people were shot. One person was shot multiple times and died at the Glendale location, police said. Another person checked in to a local hospital with a gunshot wound shortly after the shooting. Police say they are investigating whether the person at the hospital was involved in the shooting.

The person who died is a 43-year-old man and police did not release his name Saturday. Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said police have identified a person of interest in the case and did not identify that person.

Wichita police are asking anyone with information about the shooting who would like to remain anonymous to call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. People with information about the case can also contact Wichita police detectives at 316-268-4407.

Chance Swaim won the Betty Gage Holland Award in 2018 for distinguished service to honor and protect the integrity of public dialogue on America’s college campuses. He has been a news reporter for The Wichita Eagle since 2018. You can contact him at 316-269-6752 and cswaim@wichitaeagle.com.

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