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.