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Salem Police investigating an attempted carjacking Saturday night chased after three people and an officer exchanged gunshots before two men were taken into custody, the department said in a press release.

A woman reported at about 6:26 p.m. Saturday that two men had attempted to take her vehicle in the area of 17th St SE and Hines St SE and that she believed one of the men was armed, the release said.

While investigating, officers saw a vehicle in the area of 18th St NE and Center St NE that had been reported taken in a previous carjacking, police said. The driver fled when officers attempted to stop the vehicle. When the vehicle did stop, police said three people fled on foot.

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