Two police officers in the US flashpoint town of Ferguson were shot early on Thursday during the latest protest over the treatment of black people by the mainly white police force.
One officer was shot in the face and the other in the shoulder as a protest rally outside the police station in the Missouri town was dispersing, Jon Belmar, St. Louis County police chief, told reporters.I'll be following this throughout the day, but it appears that the shots came from outside the protest, which as disbanding. Some are calling it an ambush. No word yet on the caliber or type of weapon used. Again, it appers that the protest was disbanding and that this was someone on the outside of the protest.
He said the officers were conscious but that their injuries were serious.
My prayers and thoughts to the officers and family involved.