GI Shooting victim not telling police what happened

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) A Grand Island man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder Wednesday night, but so far has refused to tell police what happened.

Grand Island police told Local 4 that Christopher Sanchez, 21, was shot in the shoulder during an apparent exchange of gunfire near the corner of Sylvan and O'Neill Circle. The location is in southern Grand Island about ten blocks north of Barr Middle school.

Witnesses told police they heard between two and five gunshots in the area just before 10:00 PM Wednesday. The witnesses said the shots sounded like they came from a semi-automatic handgun.

Police say after he was wounded, Sanchez fled the scene and was found in the garage of a residence on Windolph street, about a block away from the scene of the shooting.

Police say Sanchez has refused to tell them any details about the shooting or its possible motive. Court records show that Sanchez was recently convicted of attempted theft and attempted burglary and was scheduled to be sentenced in June.

As of Thursday morning, Sanchez was listed in good condition at CHI Health-St. Francis hospital.

If you know any information on the shooting, you are urged to contact police immediately.

"Don't just assume your neighbor is going to call," Captain Dean Elliott with the Grand Island Police Department said. "If anybody knows anything about this or has video camera's in the immediate area that may have recorded something, we'd ask that you'd reach out and contact us."

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