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3 deputies shot, suspect dead after shootout near Winfield

WINFIELD, Kan. – Three deputies are injured and a suspect is dead after a shooting in south-central Kansas near Winfield.

According to Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti, deputies were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. It was on U.S. 77.

Deputies made contact with a vehicle. Shots were fired and three deputies were hit. That’s according to Falletti. He says they found a deceased female alone in the car at the scene.

Ambulances took the deputies to a Wichita hospital. Authorities say they are in stable condition.

The sheriff said investigators were trying to determine what occurred before the shooting.

Winfield is about 36 miles (58 kilometers) southeast of Wichita.

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