FERGUSON, Mo. — Two St. Louis County police officers were shot early Thursday outside the Ferguson police station, the county police said. The officers’ conditions were not known.The shootings followed protests by several dozen demonstrators, which included occasional clashes with the police and a few arrests. But the situation had been relatively calm for about half an hour when several shots rang out from a distance, and protesters and police officers alike went to the ground.
After the gunfire stopped, several officers appeared to be dragging a colleague back toward the police station.
Absolutely senseless violence.
Edit: Tried to edit thread title to "2" instead of "two" after NYT changed the headline. Not sure if it is going to be reflected by the forum yet, but it is appearing so on my edit screen.