According to Wichita police, a second suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the Kansas mass shooting that left over a dozen people injured earlier this month.
On suspicion of aggravated violence and felon in possession of a handgun, a 27-year-old male was detained. A 19-year-old male was taken into custody on Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear if either man has been charged. Their identities have not been made public. Marc Bennett, the district attorney for Sedgwick County, did not immediately respond to a voicemail left for him.
The shooting took place at City Nightz in downtown Wichita in the early hours of July 2. In the ensuing commotion, two more individuals were crushed underfoot and nine more were shot. No one passed away.
Along with the arrests, police are looking for a 23-year-old male who is allegedly responsible for the shooting. A man from the St. Louis region was detained on July 3, but prosecutors ultimately found that he had discharged his gun in self-defense after two other males at the club opened fire.
Police reported that the seven men and two women who died from gunshot wounds varied in age from 22 to 34. A 30-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were the two victims of the trample.
Nearly 400,000 people live in the city of Wichita, which is situated about 320 kilometres (200 miles) southwest of Kansas City, Missouri.