Property Owner Arrested After Shooting 2


WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -The Wichita Police Department arrested Ken Thomas of Wichita, 62, on two counts of aggravated battery.

The police department says that around 10:35 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of North Broadway.

Officers say upon arrival, they located a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the hand and torso with what appeared to be shotgun pellets. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say that while he was in the hospital, a second 17-year-old victim arrived who had been shot in the torso with shotgun pellets. He was also treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed that the two victims entered the Treatco plant property in the 2300 block of North Broadway when they were accosted by Thomas, who is the owner of the property. Thomas fired multiple shots from a shotgun at the men, hitting them, according to authorities.

Officers say Thomas was contacted at the Treatco property and he was arrested without incident. A shotgun was also recovered.

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be submitted to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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