Sedgwick County deputy shoots, wounds man firing a handgun

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Sedgwick County authorities say a deputy shot and wounded a man who was firing a handgun near the Wichita Department for Children and Families.

Sheriff's spokesman Tim Myers said the man shot on Tuesday is hospitalized in serious condition.

Myers said the man apparently was homeless and may have been intoxicated. He says the man refused to follow orders and was shot when he pointed the handgun in the direction of a Wichita police lieutenant and two sheriff's deputies. One of the deputies shot the man.

Officers responded after receiving several 911 calls reporting a shooting near the DCF building. Myers says investigators don't know why the man was shooting or where he got the gun.

No one else was hurt.

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