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Young man killed in drug-related shooting

A violent crime has taken the life of a young man in Wichita, and police have apprehended at least of the two suspects in the killing. The 15-year-old boy was killed in a shooting incident that occurred in the parking lot of a laundromat.

While details are still scarce, reports indicate that the victim and a 13-year-old friend were planning to meet several people they knew in the parking lot. Authorities suggested that the meeting was part of a drug deal that took a bad turn. As the two arrived at the parking lot, three males approached them, and one of them fired a weapon at the older boy. The minors fled across the street to a fast-food restaurant and sought help. The victim did not survive the shooting.

Police apprehended a suspect in the shooting, an man who had recently gotten out of prison and who was convicted of criminal drug and firearm possession.

There are many ways that becoming tied up in drug activities can become dangerous, especially for young people. In a worst-case scenario like this one, you may end up losing your life. Still, even if you are not the fatal victim of a violent crime, convictions for drug and violent crimes can carry sentences that have their own of ruining the rest of your life. If you have been charged with a crime, you deserve to receive an excellent defense that will ensure that your case will be heard fairly and that your rights will remain protected throughout the process, no matter what the charges may be.

Source: Wichita Eagle, "Drug deal gone bad led to fatal laundromat shooting, police say," Bryan Horwath, Nov. 28, 2016

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