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By Alastair Jamieson

Two men were shot and a third wounded during an officer-involved gunbattle and five-mile car chase in Atlanta early Wednesday, police told NBC station WXIA.

Two of the injured — an 18-year-old man who was shot in the leg and a 24-year-old man who was shot in the stomach — were being treated in hospital, the station reported.

A 22-year-old man suffered facial injuries while he attempted to flee the scene. A fourth suspect, who was female, was detained.

An officer who fired shots was unharmed and has been placed on administrative leave pending a routine investigation, the police department told WXIA.

The pursuit began following a traffic stop in northwest Atlanta suburb ended five miles away in DeKalb County, police told WXIA's Kaitlyn Ross.