Three Kansas deputies were shot Friday during a gunfire exchange and a female suspect is dead, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around U.S. Highway 77 and 122nd Road just outside of Wichita. The deputies initially responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle when gunfire was exchanged, Cowley County Sheriff Dave Falletti told reporters at the scene, according to video footage taken by KNS News.
"We just don't know at this point the events that led up to it (the shooting) other than the vehicle was called in as suspicious," he said. "Deputies were following that lead and that's when this occurred."
The injured deputies were in stable condition and were taken to a hospital in Wichita, he said. Two deputies could be released from the hospital Friday, a spokesperson for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. The injuries to the third deputy, who is expected to recover, were more serious, authorities said.
The female was the only person in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene, the KBI said.
Agents with the KBI, its Crime Scene Response Team and other agencies responded to the scene.
Fox News has reached out to the sheriff's office.