Two Officers Shot Outside Of Ferguson Police Department During Protest

Two police officers were shot outside the Ferguson Police Department during protests on Wednesday night, St. Louis County Police confirmed early Thursday. Officers were reportedly searching for the shooter late Wednesday. Police sources described the shooting as an “ambush,” according to KMOV-TV reporter Laura Hettiger. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said an officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder and an officer from Webster Groves was shot in the face. He said the officers “were shot just because they were police officers.”

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