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Shot fired in altercation in Great Bend
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A man told police he was grazed by a bullet during a confrontation in the 2000 block of 11th St. around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Great Bend Police Chief Clifton Couch said. The injury was described as minor and police were unsure whether it came from the actual bullet or from the scuffle when he tried to grab the gun. He declined medical treatment at the scene.
An aggravated battery case was taken but no arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon. Couch said police were still investigating and only had the injured man’s version of events. No names were released.
The Great Bend Police Department initially responded to a report of a shot fired in the alley behind Charlie’s Place.
Couch said two groups of people were arguing. He was not sure what the argument was about but it apparently started in the bar.
According to the injured man, his group left the bar and they were on their way to their vehicles when they were confronted in the street by people from the other group. He said one subject pulled a firearm and it went off as they wrestled over the gun.