A lack of cooperation is hampering police as they investigate a shooting late Monday afternoon at a Wichita park, officials said.
Residents who live next to Murdock Park at 802 N. Minnesota reported hearing a group of men get into a fight shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday, Lt. James Espinoza said. Witnesses said someone then pulled out a gun and fired two or three shots.
A 19-year-old man walked into Wesley Medical Center a short time later with a gunshot wound to his leg, Espinoza said. A police report indicated he was hit in the left leg.
The victim was originally listed in serious condition but has since shown signs of improvement, Espinoza said.
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“He’s being uncooperative,” Espinoza said of the victim.
Police are looking into the possibility that the clash and shooting were gang-related.