1 Man Arrested, 1 Sought in Connection With Kansas Nightclub Shooting

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
July 9, 2023USshare
1 Man Arrested, 1 Sought in Connection With Kansas Nightclub Shooting
The scene of a shooting at City Nightz nightclub in Wichita, Kan., on July 2, 2023. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

WICHITA, Kan.—A 19-year-old man is in custody in connection with a mass shooting a week ago inside a Kansas nightclub, and police have identified a second man being sought.

Wichita police arrested the man Friday as a suspect in the shooting on July 2 at City Nightz in downtown Wichita. Nine people suffered gunshot wounds and two others were trampled in the chaos that followed the 1 a.m. shooting. No one died.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the man has been charged. Police on Saturday also asked for the public’s assistance in finding a 23-year-old man they believe is connected to the shooting.

A St. Louis-area man was arrested July 3, but prosecutors later determined he fired his gun acting in self-defense after shots were fired by two other men at the club.

The gunshot victims—seven men and two women—ranged in age from 22 to 34, police said. The two people trampled were a 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old male.

Wichita is a city of nearly 400,000 people, located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) southwest of Kansas City, Missouri.

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