Members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office used a tire deflation device to end a pursuit that began Wednesday night in a neighboring county, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Members of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office used a tire deflation device to end a pursuit that began Wednesday night in a neighboring county, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The pursuit was connected to a shooting that occurred in Lawrence, which is located in Douglas County.

The Lawrence Police Department received multiple calls around 9:17 p.m. from people who reported hearing gunshots. One of the callers reported that a red passenger car was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers responded to the scene on Michigan Street in Lawrence and found a man who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital in Topeka. His condition was said to be stable.

An officer who was responding to the scene spotted a vehicle matching the description of the car that reportedly had left the area.

Police began pursuing this vehicle.

The pursuit, which also involved members of the Kansas Highway Patrol, traveled north on U.S. 24-40 and through Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County. The pursuit then headed north on County Road 5, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Leavenworth County deputies were asked to use a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle that was being pursued. The device was set up on 187th Street near the Leavenworth County shop, according to Sherley.

The pursuit ended at that location. Three men were taken into custody. Their car, a red Nissan Altima, was towed from the scene.

The suspects were transported to Lawrence for interviews. As of Thursday morning, no arrests had been made. The incident remains under investigation, according to Rhoads.