UPDATE: 16-year-old boy critically injured in N. Wichita shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: The victim was a 16-year-old boy from Texas. He suffered several gunshot wounds to his upper body and was hospitalized.
Update: The Wichita Police Department continues to investigate a Thursday night shooting in a north Wichita neighborhood that left a teen with injuries described as critical but non-life-threatening.
Wichita Police Lt. Matt Lang said a little after 9:30 p.m., WPD officers responded to a disturbance that escalated to a report to check for shots fired and then to a shooting call in which a teen was wounded. This happened in the area of 23rd Street North and Market.
Lt. Lang said there was a gathering at a nearby home at which an argument escalated to a fight.
“At some point, someone pulled out a gun and started shooting,” Lang said.
He said the injured teen was found outside the home.
As of late Thursday night, Lang said the investigation continued to develop a suspect. Lang said at least two to three guns were involved with at least 18 shots fired. The teen found at the scene was the only one injured, police said.
A shooting in north Wichita leaves one person in critical condition.
This happened a little after 9:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of North Market. 12 News has a photojournalist on scene.
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