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Shots fired after Shawnee residents try to stop suspects from stealing car

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It appears one of the bullets hit a truck in the area. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV) It appears one of the bullets hit a truck in the area. (Nathan Vickers/KCTV)
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -

Police are investigating after residents of Shawnee, Kansas tried to stop people from stealing a car and shots were fired.

Officers went to the 11900 block of W. 49th Street around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday to investigate an attempted auto theft that led to 5 to 6 shots being fired after people tried to intervene.

The suspects left the scene in a white Honda Civic that had been reported stolen in KC.

The suspects fled from the officers who were headed to the scene and were last seen headed southbound in the 8500 block of Quivira Road.

No one was injured and the investigation is ongoing.

In an incident which may or may not be related, a police pursuit began in Franklin County on I-35 near Williamsburg around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Police were chasing a 2004 Honda Civic, which was stolen in Shawnee, Kansas.

The authorities deployed tire deflation devices and the suspect, a 32-year-old from Topeka, eventually stopped on the highway.

He was taken into custody by the Burlington Police Department.

A report is being forwarded to the Franklin County Attorney’s Office for aggravated assault, police said, because the suspect swerved toward a deputy who was deploying the tire deflation devices.

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