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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:44 pm | Updated: 7:07 pm, Tue Aug 13, 2019.

WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) — Police from the Oglala Sioux Tribe have captured four suspects following a shooting near Wounded Knee.

KOTA-TV reports the teens were captured after citizens helped police find them at a home in the Wounded Knee housing area.

Tribal police chief Robert Ecoffey says an officer responded to a call of shots fired on Tuesday morning. When the officer tried to stop the suspects, they took off in a stolen car.

Ecoffey says the officer came across the car in a ravine, and when he got out of his patrol car and approached the suspects, a gun was fired at him but the officer was not hit.

No one was hurt in the earlier shooting.

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This story corrects that gun was fired at officer, not at patrol car, and deletes reference to high-powered rifle.

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