Crime & Courts

Overnight shooting injures one near Lincoln and Woodlawn

Wichita police are looking for a gunman after an early Sunday morning shooting in east Wichita.

Police were at parking lots outside of JJ’s diner, near Lincoln and Governeour, clearing out a crowd that had gathered after 2 a.m. Officers heard multiple gunshots nearby in the 900 block of San Pablo.

“They immediately were able to go into the area and they found a 20-year-old male that was struck in the leg by gunshots,” said Sgt. Roger Runft.

Runft said the man was taken to the hospital in serious, but not critical, condition.

He said the victim recognized the suspect, but not by name.

“It’s unknown what the incident was or if there was an altercation that caused the shooting,” Runft said.

Runft said police will work with the victim further to help identify the suspect.

Reach Daniel Salazar at 316-269-6791 or dsalazar@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @imdanielsalazar.

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