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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Battery leads to self-inflicted shooting July 10; two men injured

Both incidents occurred on South First Street; gunshot victim hospitalized

Arkansas City Police Department logoTwo Arkansas City men were transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center on July 10 after a battery and self-inflicted shooting in southwest Arkansas City.

The victims are 29 and 31.

One victim was transported to SCKMC with injuries to his face after a physical disturbance in the 400 block of South First Street. He has been treated and released.

The other victim sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transferred to a Wichita hospital.

Police and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department (ACFD) responded about 8:20 p.m. to the physical disturbance.

The suspect in that incident had left the residence prior to their arrival.

As police were investigating the disturbance, another emergency was reported in the 1000 block of South First Street.

Once they responded, they learned the two separate incidents actually were related.

It was determined that the suspect in the disturbance had left the first residence and traveled to the second residence, where he apparently had shot himself.

ACFD also responded to this emergency.

Police still are conducting an investigation of these two incidents.

Anyone with additional information about either incident is asked to call the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Call (620) 442-7777 in Ark City or (620) 221-7777 in Winfield, or visit www.tipsubmit.com to make an anonymous report.

An anonymous tip also can be submitted by texting ACTIPS to 847411.