Shooting in southeast Wichita sends one person to the hospital

Scene of a shooting in the 2100 block of S. Oliver on Wedensday night, Nov. 22, 2017. (Photo: KSN/Merry Murray Rogers)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A shooting in southeast Wichita left one person injured Wednesday night. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of S. Oliver is between East Mt. Vernon and East Pawnee.

Wichita police say occupants in two cars in the 4600 block of E. Mt. Vernon were involved in a confrontation just after 8 p.m.

During that incident, occupants of one car began shooting at the other car striking it multiple times. No one in the cars were injured. But a stray bullet struck one bystander in the 2000 block of S. Oliver. That person was struck in the hand. The bystander was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Officers in the area pursued a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. They were able to take two suspects into custody. Police are still question those suspects and speaking with people in the area for more details.

A Sedgwick County Emergency Communication supervisor originally said the incident occurred at a smoke shop and a security guard had been shot in the hand.

Police closed the intersection of S. Oliver and East Mt. Vernon because of the incident.