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1 person dead, 3 law enforcement injured in Cowley County shooting

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(Updated 4 p.m.) Sumner Newscow report – A woman was killed Friday afternoon after exchanging gunfire with Cowley County Sheriff’s deputies north of Winfield. Three deputies were injured in the exchange.

Sometime after noon, deputies made contact with a vehicle, called in as suspicious, in the area of 122nd Rd. and U.S. 77 Highway. A female suspect was dead at the scene and three deputies were injured by gunfire.

Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti said the deputies were hospitalized at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and had stabilized. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will handle the investigation.

Falletti said the deputies were following up on the suspicious vehicle report when the shooting incident occurred about four or five miles north of Winfield.

An age or hometown for the deceased female was not provided. The KBI mobile forensic lab was on scene this afternoon.

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