Two Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, gunfire rang out as police confronted a group of protesters near the police station.
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Two Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department

Two St. Louis County police officers were reportedly shot near the Ferguson Police Department overnight Wednesday.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, gunfire rang out as police confronted a group of protesters near the police station.

"A cop got shot?"

Multiple witnesses say the shots were fired from a house on a hill across the street from the police department. (Video via Twitter / @Search4Swag)

"Witnesses reported two to four shots were fired. One of the officers was hit in the face. There's a heavy police presence. ... Our partners at the Post-Dispatch are emphasizing that the shots did not come from demonstrators," KTVI reports.

Both officers have reportedly been taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

The violence comes just after the Department of Justice released a scathing indictment of the Ferguson Police Department. 

A series of resignations followed, including Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, on Wednesday.