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Shooting leaves 17-year-old injured in south Wichita

Police briefing on shooting in south Wichita

Wichita police Sgt. Matt Lang briefs media on a critical-injury shooting in south Wichita late Saturday. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
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Wichita police Sgt. Matt Lang briefs media on a critical-injury shooting in south Wichita late Saturday. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)

An argument in a parking lot resulted in a 17-year-old boy being shot in south Wichita late Saturday evening, police said.

Wichita police Sgt. Matt Lang said police were sent to a report of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West 31st Street South. That’s just west of 31st and Meridian.

A Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said a 17-year-old was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in critical condition.

Police determined during their initial investigation that the shooting occurred at South Richmond Avenue and Richmond Court, to the northwest of 31st and Meridian.

A group of people had gathered in a parking lot when a disturbance broke out, and the teen was shot.

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, police had not arrested a suspect, who was described as driving a green hatchback vehicle.

Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses, Lang said.

The boy is expected to survive.

Wichita police Sgt. Matt Lang briefs media on a critical-injury shooting in south Wichita late Saturday. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)

Matt Riedl: 316-268-6660, @RiedlMatt

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