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Kansas officials revise shooting claim in New Years killing


April 23, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Wichita now say a homicide victim found on a downtown street on New Year's Day was not shot, but bludgeoned to death in a possible gang initiation.

New arrest documents filed by police say a medical examiner found no evidence that Gabriel Campos-Torres, 21, has been shot, the Wichita Eagle reported. Instead, his death was ruled the result of blunt force injuries to the torso.

Police had issued public statements that Campos-Torres had been shot. But officials now say what appeared to have been a gunshot wound on the left side of his mouth was a cut tha...

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