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Asian gang members arrested in Wichita shooting

WICHITA — Authorities have arrested seven members of two Asian gangs they say were involved in violence at an Old Town nightclub or a shooting death outside a North Broadway restaurant, a police official said today.

Police think some of those arrested also were possibly involved in two shooting deaths at a funeral wake outside a south Wichita home on Jan. 24, 2009. The shooting, in the 2900 block of East Dunham, killed Keo Intavong, 66, and Jeff Chitanavong, 22, said police Lt. Ken Landwehr.

Some of those arrested also could be involved in the fatal shooting of Danny Trang in 2006 at the Mid-America All-Indian Center, said Landwehr, head of the homicide unit.

One of the seven arrested is expected to be charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Eric Pou on Dec. 27 outside Da Nang Restaurant, 1556 N. Broadway, Landwehr said. A 25-year-old man was wounded in the shooting.

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