Shooter Empties Kansas Clothing Store, No One Hurt

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say a 27-year-old man accused of firing a shot inside a store had been confronted by an employee over a can of soda.

No one was injured in Monday morning's incident at a Burlington Coat Factory store. But the shot sent some of the estimated 20 employees and customers running outside, while others hid in a break room.

Wichita Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz says a security guard asked the man if he was going to pay for a can of soda he was drinking. Stolz says the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired a shot at the guard from six to eight feet away.

Police using a stun gun quickly took the suspect into custody. He was taken to a hospital for observation.

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