Kansas City, Kansas, police say one of the department's detectives was shot and wounded near the Kansas Speedway by a suspect who later fled the scene.

Police Chief Terry Ziegler says the shooting took place about 12:30 p.m. Monday. Ziegler says the detective later was in surgery, though his medical status was not immediately clear.

It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting.

The FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they are assisting in the investigation, though they deferred questions about the matter to Kansas City, Kansas, police.

Messages left with a police spokesman were not immediately returned.