(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)
Garden City Police are investigating a variation on the drive-by shooting theme. Police Sergeant Michael Reagle reports that 23-year old Frankie Garcia was riding in the back of a vehicle with three other occupants on Highway-50 at 3:55 a.m. Saturday when a black pickup pulled alongside the car Garcia was in and its occupants began yelling and throwing beer cans. Garcia was hit in the face with one of the beer cans and the drivers of two vehicles sped off in different directions.
The vehicles’ occupants encountered each other again a short while later along Laurel Street. Both drivers stopped and two men jumped out of the pickup with a hand gun while one person got out of the vehicle that Garcia was in. Several shots were fired toward the car Garcia was riding in and Garcia was struck by a bullet in the back. Both drivers of the two vehicles fled the scene and Garcia was taken to St. Catherine Hospital. He was treated for his injuries and released. Reagle says investigators are still trying to identify the shooter and the black pickup. Anyone with information on the incident should contact Garden City Police.
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