Suspect arrested in Wichita after a shooting on N. Minnesota

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Police have arrested 56-year-old Kenneth James of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, stemming from a shooting that critically injured a man from Wichita.

At about 7:45 on Wednesday evening, officers were dispatched to a hospital, where a shooting victim had walked in with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim, a 50-year-old man, underwent surgery and is in stable condition; he is expected to survive.

The incident took place in the 2400 block of N. Minnesota (east of the Canal Route). Officers learned the victim had a verbal altercation with James over an outstanding issue; after a brief physical altercation, James produced a gun and shot the victim.

Investigators say this was not a random incident.

If anyone has any information on this case, please call police detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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