Three people, including two police officers, died in a shooting over the weekend in Medellin, the capital of the northwestern Colombian province of Antioquia, officials said.

The incident occurred Sunday in the El Salado neighborhood of Medellin's Comuna 13 district.

Police went to the area after receiving a call that someone had been wounded at a house.

Officers arriving on the scene were greeted by gunfire.

Three other people, including a young woman, were wounded in the shooting.

Three suspects have been arrested and several firearms seized in connection with the shooting, Medellin police chief Gen. Yesid Vasquez said. EFE