Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department shortly after midnight as protesters gathered following the resignation of the city’s embattled police chief, a spokesman for the county police department says. Their conditions are unknown and no further details are immediately available, the spokesman says.
The shots were fired as what had earlier been a crowd of about 150 people had begun to dwindle, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Some protesters fell to the ground and others ran. A huge police presence, including officers in riot gear, later surrounded the department.
The shooting occurred after several dozen protesters had gathered in front of the Ferguson police department but has not been connected to the protesters. [Reuters] Two police officers have been shot during a protest outside a police station in the US city of Ferguson, Missouri, witnesses said.
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