Man shot in the butt after altercation in east Wichita

6500 block of East Cottonwood.
6500 block of East Cottonwood.

WICHITA, Kansas — A 25 year old Wichita man was the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery Friday night.

It happened around 9pm in the 6500 block of East Cottonwood.

Police say the victim was walking to a friend’s house when he was approached by an  unknown suspect wearing a mask and armed with a gun.

There was a brief scuffle before the victim took off running. That’s when the suspect shot at the victim, wounding him in his buttocks.

The victim was taken by a friend to Via Christi Hospital on Harry where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

So far, no arrests have been made. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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