Detective Constable Maxwell said: “At around 1.45am this morning it was reported that four shots had been fired at a flat on Ballynahinch Road in Lisburn.
“It’s believed the gunman then fled in a white Honda jeep.
“Police officers on patrol nearby spotted a vehicle matching the description and signalled for it to stop.
“The vehicle attempted to make off from officers but following a short pursuit was brought to a halt.
“Three males onboard, aged 20, 24 and 31 were subsequently arrested on suspicion of a number of offences and remain in custody this morning.
“We believe the white Honda Jeep had been in the Ballynahinch Road area for a time before the incident and we are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle or its occupants to please get in touch.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone with any other information that could assist the police investigation.
“Please call 101, quoting reference 105 03/07/19.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.
Detectives are working to establish a motive for the attack.